Compulsory registration of deaths in the state of Kentucky was mandated last January 1, 1911. The recorded registrations of death are filed at the Kentucky Department of Health Office of Vital Statistics section. If the death happened before the given date above, the death records are filed at the Public Records Division Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives.
By law, this state allows access of death certificates to anyone who wishes to get one. To order for a copy of a death certificate, one can opt to order and pay the necessary fees through Internet, mail, phone, or visiting the office. The information about the dead is required to obtain the following; the county where death happened, full name of the departed, and the exact date of the death. Additional information about the requester is also needed such as; the number of copies of certificates requested, name and address of the person requesting the certificate, and telephone number.
The fee is for the search of the record requested, and if the requested file is not located, the fee cannot be refunded. Photocopies and non-certified copies of certificates are not issued by the Office of Vital Statistics. The standard fee for the death certificate is $6.00 each copy. An easy way of accessing death records is to go to public records database. TYou can have access to millions of records you can use to reference and research from the privacy of your home. There is a small fee that is refundable if no record is found.