Recording Death Certificates
Clackamas County Clerk
1710 Red Soils Court
Oregon City, Oregon 97045
House Bill 2093 amends Oregon Revised Statute 432.124 and prohibits Oregon County Clerks from accepting Death Certificates if the Death Certificate contains medical information related to the cause of death for any/all Oregon Death Certificates issued on or after January 1, 2014.
Certified copies of Death Certificates are recorded in conjunction with owning or having a claim or interest in real property (land) and will be rejected and returned unrecorded if the Death Certificate has been altered or if the Death Certificate contains medical information related to the cause of death.
NOTE: Oregon Vital Records Office does offer a short form Death Certificate, omitting the cause of death. You must select this option when completing the Vital Records order form.