California Death Records Search

Perform a free California public death records search, including death certificates, death indexes, deceased records, death registers & registries, obituaries, and death notices.


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Find California Death Records

California Death Records provide information relating to a person's death in California. Death Records include information from California and Federal death registries and indexes, including the National Death Index. California Vital Records Offices, County Clerks, and the California Health Department maintain Death Records.

Find California Death Records, including:
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  • Certified death certificates
  • Copies of death certificates and records
  • California death index documents
  • Genealogical records
Find Death Records in California

The Social Security Death Index (SSDI) collects death statistics on a national level, while local California government offices maintain their own death registries. These Death Records databases provide useful vital statistics for researchers. County and City Clerks in California make Death Records available to the general public and may provide death certificates upon request.

Where to find California Death Certificates

California death certificates are documents signed by authorized medical professionals that contain information related to a person's death including the time, place, and cause of death. Certified death certificates are essential documents for legal matters following an individual's death. Death certificates can be obtained from California Clerks, Health Departments, and from the Office of the Coroner and Medical Examiner.

What Death Certificates are used for

Certified death certificates issued by local California government offices help families of the deceased settle and resolve financial and legal matters. Death Records are an important part of facilitating transfers of financial accounts and resolving estate matters in California. Transfers of bank accounts, collecting life insurance policies, real and personal property titles and utility accounts all require California Death Records.

California Genealogy

Genealogists and family researchers use California vital records to trace family roots. Clerks and Archival Offices in California provide public records access to Death Records including the deceased's full name, date and age at death.