How to Get a Death Certificate

If you need a death certificate for a death that occurred less than six months ago in Clackamas County, please follow the steps outlined below.
For events that occurred more than six months ago or in a different county, order a death certificate through the Oregon Health Authority.

In-Person

Visit Vital Records

Visit the Vital Records office at 2051 Kaen Rd #367 Oregon City, OR 97045 to complete and submit a death certificate order form. Note: You must provide a copy of your current photo ID. See list of valid forms of ID here. Application must be signed by person who is ordering the certificate.

Pay the fee

You’ll need to pay $25 for each copy. We accept cash, credit/debit card (Mastercard or Visa only), or check or money order.

Processing

Processing times can vary, although in-person requests could yield the certificate the same day.

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Through the Mail

Complete the form

Complete a death certificate form and mail it to CCPHD/Vital Records 2051 Kaen Rd #367 Oregon City, OR 97045. Note: You must provide a copy of your current photo ID. See list of valid forms of ID here. Application must be signed by the person who is ordering the certificate.

English Order Form

Spanish Order Form

Pay the fee

Mail check or money order to Clackamas County Public Health Department/Vital Records at the address listed above. Certified copies are $25 each. Do not mail cash.

Processing

Processing times can vary. Most people can expect to receive their certificate within a few weeks.

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In-Person

Visit Vital Records

Visit the Vital Records office at 2051 Kaen Rd #367 Oregon City, OR 97045 to complete and submit a death certificate order form. Note: You must provide a copy of your current photo ID. See list of valid forms of ID here. Application must be signed by person who is ordering the certificate.

Pay the fee

You’ll need to pay $25 for each copy. We accept cash, credit/debit card (Mastercard or Visa only), or check or money order.

Processing

Processing times can vary, although in-person requests could yield the certificate the same day.

Contact Us
Through the Mail

Complete the form

Complete a death certificate form and mail it to CCPHD/Vital Records 2051 Kaen Rd #367 Oregon City, OR 97045. Note: You must provide a copy of your current photo ID. See list of valid forms of ID here. Application must be signed by the person who is ordering the certificate.

English Order Form

Spanish Order Form

Pay the fee

Mail check or money order to Clackamas County Public Health Department/Vital Records at the address listed above. Certified copies are $25 each. Do not mail cash.

Processing

Processing times can vary. Most people can expect to receive their certificate within a few weeks.

Contact Us

Keep in Mind/Tips

By law, only immediate family members or legal representatives may order death certificates for another individual. Learn more here.

Death certificates are issued at the Vital Records office during the following dates and times:

  • Monday - Thursday: 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.