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How to Find Alaska Death Records

Death Records in Alaska

The Department of Health and Social Services of the State of Alaska maintains records of deaths in Alaska

Death records in Alaska may be requested only by the spouse, parent, child, or sibling of the person listed on the death certificate. Others may request death certificates however a letter from the office or agency who needs the death certificate must accompany the application

To prevent identity fraud and to verify that an applicant is eligible to receive a copy of the death certificate, a copy of a picture ID along with a signature on the copy must accompany the request.

How to request a copy of a death certificate:

First, download the form here:

Next, make a copy of your picture ID. Enlarge it and lighten it if possible so that it is clear and easy to read. Once you have a satisfactory copy, sign the copy.

Fill out the form and attach the appropriate fees. You can pay by check if you have checks with your name and address pre-printed on them. If not, get a money order or pay by credit card. You will incur an additional $11 fee for paying by credit card. This does not expedite your order.

Mail the form, your signed copy of your picture ID and the appropriate fees to:

Bureau of Vital Statistics

5441 Commercial Blvd

PO Box 110675

Juneau, AK 99801-0675

If you are faxing your request, fax your form, signed copy of your picture ID and credit card information to:


After faxing your request, please call the Alaska Bureau of Vital Statistics to make sure they received the fax. The number is 907-465-3391 and the hours are from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM Alaska Time, Monday through Friday.


Each certified copy of an Alaskan death certificate costs $20. This fee is non-refundable however, if the certificate cannot be located, a 3 year search along with a statement of search will be issued in its place. Extended searches cost $1 per year.

Additional fees come into play for death certificates requiring authentication for a foreign country. The charge is an additional $12 for the first record which includes a $2 fee for the Lt. Governor’s office. Additional copies of the same record cost $2. You must note the country that the record is being sent to on your request.

Processing Time

Mailed applications usually take about 3-5 business days from the time they arrive at the Bureau of Vital Statistics. Faxed requests paid for with a credit card are usually processed within 3 business days. Allow additional time for the mail service to deliver your certificate.

Please note that the $11 credit card fee is not intended to expedite service. 

Electronic Requests is an option for those who prefer to request the death certificate electronically. When you use this service you will incur fees in addition to pay the $20 fee that Alaska requires along with an expedite fee, shipping fee and VitalChek’s processing fee. Using VitalChek is easy but the processing times are set by the agency who has the records. VitalChek has no control over the agency’s workload or the time the particular agency takes to process and ship the certificate.

For more information

Contact the Records Processing Unit at 907-465-3391 for information about your death certificate request.

Order Alaska Death Certificate by County Office (Including Phone Numbers for each county)

Alaska: ~

Anchorage District Recorder
Anchorage, AK
907 - 269 - 0990

Fairbanks District Court
Fairbanks, AK
907 - 452 - 9210

Bethel District Recorder
Bethel, AK
907 - 543 - 3391

Cape Nome Recorder
Nome, AK
907 - 443 - 5178

Homer District Recorder
Homer, AK
907 - 235 - 8136

Juneau District Recorder
Juneau, AK
907 - 465 - 3392

Kenai County Clerk
Kenai, AK
907 - 283 - 3118

Ketchikan Recorder
Ketchikan, AK
907 - 225 - 3142

Kodiak Recorder
Kodiak, AK
907 - 486 - 9432

Palmer District Recorder
Palmer, AK
907 - 746 - 8102

Sitka Recorder
Sitka, AK
907 - 747 - 3275

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