You may obtain a certified Death Certificate at the Clerk Treasurer's office, or by mailing the request form to: City of Burlington - Vital Records 149 Church Street Burlington, Vermont 05401 The cost for a certified birth certificate is $10.00. The cost for a non-certified birth certificate is $2.00. Please make checks payable to the City of Burlington. A request by mail will generally be processed and sent to you within 2 - 4 business days from receipt. Please mail the following: •Your check or money order made payable to: City of Burlington •A self-addressed stamped envelope •Include the full name and date of death on the request form. Frequently Asked Questions Q. Can I request a copy of a death certificate online? A. No. You may come into the Clerk’s Office during the above hours. If you are unable to come into the Clerk’s Office, you can mail in the request form and simply follow the directions at the top of the page. We do not need your Social Security number to find the record. A certified copy (raised seal) of a birth certificate is $10.00 per certified copy and $2.00 for a photocopy (no raised seal). Cash or check only - the Clerk’s Office does not accept credit/debit cards. Checks can be made payable to the City of Burlington. Once we receive the request it will be processed and mailed to you within 2-4 business days. Q. What if I need my certificate immediately? A. If you are unable to come in to the office, the quickest way is to include a pre-stamped overnight envelope with your request form . The Clerk’s Office will not pay to have it overnighted to you. Requests including an overnight envelope will be processed on the same business day they are received. Contact your local post office for more information. Q. Do I need an ID to get a death certificate?A. No. Death certificates are considered to be public documents by the State of Vermont. No ID is required to receive a copy of the certificate. Q. What if I’m looking for a death certificate of someone who passed away in another town?
A. If the person passed away in another town, you must contact the town in which the person passed away to receive a copy of the certificate. If you’re unsure of what town they passed away, you may also contact the State of Vermont to obtain any death record of someone who passed away in any town in Vermont; you can contact them at (802) 828-3286 for vital records over 5 years or (802) 863-7275 within 5 years of the event.* More questions about birth records? Feel free to contact the Clerk’s Office at (802) 865-7000.