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Death Records in Idaho

Death records for deaths that occurred between July 1911 to the present are maintained by the Idaho Bureau of Health Policy and Vital Statistics. In addition, some Idaho counties have death records dating before July 1911 but the county files only contain records of deaths that occurred in that particular county.

Death and stillbirth records in Idaho are considered confidential records for the first 50 years after the death. Because of this, the person who is requesting a certified copy of a death certificate must present a photocopy of an acceptable form of identification and may have to prove their relationship to the deceased. Acceptable forms of ID include:
• Drivers license with a photo and signature
• State ID card with a photo and signature
• Passport with a photo and signature
• Military ID with a photo and signature
• Tribal ID with a photo and signature

If these forms of ID are not available, other forms of ID are acceptable including a Social Security Card or library card. However, in this case, two forms of ID must be presented with one of them having a signature.

To obtain an Idaho certified copy of a death certificate, you can either mail your request or go through VitalChek. VitalChek adds on additional service fees. You may not visit in person or email your request.

Information that must accompany all requests for a death certificate includes:
• Type of certificate, in this case it’s a death certificate
• Full name on the death certificate.
• Date of death
• City of death.
• Your relation to the person whose death certificate you are ordering. Proof of your relationship could be required. Immediate family members, legal guardians or their legal representatives are the only people who may order death certificates. Step family members, in-laws, great-grandparents are not considered immediate family members by Idaho statutes and are excluded.
• Reason for needing the death certificate.
• Number of copies of death certificates you want.
• Your return address.
• A photocopy of your acceptable identification including both sides of the ID(s).
• Your signature

If faxing your death certificate request to VitalChek, include the following additional information:
• Delivery method choice – Either regular mail or Express Service. Your return address must be a street address if you want Express Service delivery.
• Credit card number and expiration date - if you aren’t the person listed on the credit card, a signed authorization from the credit card holder is required.
• Your daytime phone number

Applying By Mail:

Download a death certificate vital records application form
Or write a letter requesting your death certificate copies including all of the required information listed above.

Mail your completed application form or letter, a legible photocopy of your ID, along with a check or money order for the appropriate fees to:
Idaho Bureau of Health Policy and Vital Statistics
P.O. Box 83720
Boise, ID 83720-0036

Applying By Fax:

Fax your death certificate application or letter, legible photocopy of your accepted ID and your credit card information to 1-866-559-9629. You will incur additional service fees from VitalChek.

Apply in Online:

Visit and follow the instructions for ordering an Idaho death certificate. Vital Chek serves to authenticate your identity and process your credit card payment. They then notify the Idaho Bureau of Health Policy and Vital Statistics who issue the death records directly.


Death certificates each cost $13 and each additional copy is also $13. An additional $10.50 “special handling” fee is charged for all online or faxed orders using VitalChek. If you want Express Service, add $18. Be sure to specify Express Service your delivery method choice on your application.

If you are an authorized person who is requesting the copy of the Idaho death certificate, you have completely filled out the application, supplied a legible copy of your photo ID and have enclosed the right fees, then you can expect your request to be completed within 5-7 business days after they receive it. Online and faxed orders with Express Service ordered are processed in 2 business days when they are received before 4:00 PM Mountain Time.

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