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Birth, marriage & life events

Get a death certificate

You may need a copy of a death certificate for insurance, retirement, to settle estates, or to transfer property. You can order a copy of a death certificate (with a raised seal) online, by mail, by phone, or in person. Death certificates are not available for Pennsylvania deaths that occurred before 1906.

For more information on getting a death certificate, see:


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