City of Burlington, Vermont City of Burlington, Vermont

City Hall, 149 Church Street, Burlington, VT 05401
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Death Certificate FAQs

No. You may come into or call the Clerk/Treasurer's Office from 8-4:30 Monday through Friday. 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 death 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.

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.

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.

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.