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The Office of Vital Statistics issues official copies of Death Certificates.

To obtain a copy of a death certificate there is a fee of $20 per copy. 

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How to Obtain a Death Certificate

In Person

To obtain a death certificate in person, visit the Vital Records office with acceptable forms of ID. Please see form below for a complete list. 

To expedite the process, you can print and fill out the form in advance:

Application for Copy of Death Certificate (English)

Aplicación para Certificado de Defunción (Español)



To offer online ordering options, the City of Bridgeport has partnered with an independent company to provide this service. You can use the VitalChek Death Certificate portal, to complete the entire process online. 

Note: An additional fee is charged for using this service. All major credit cards are accepted through the online portal.