Funeral Director's Statements of Death/Death Certificates
A Certified Death Certificate is necessary before anything can be done by the funeral home. For any legal matters that you may encounter, a funeral director will supply you with funeral director's statements of death. Funeral directors will provide multiple copies as most agencies require such legal documentation.
If you require a certified death certificate, you must personally apply for one through vital statistics. Your funeral director can aid you through the steps required to do so.