Death Certificate, Request for is provided to inform you about this document in question and assist you in its preparation. Keep a copy of the transaction so you can send in a second notice. We recommend you make a phone call, if possible, to the proper location first to find out whether you need to have a bank check instead of a credit card, the correct amount of the total charge, and the proper department to send it to. On the other hand, if you have time and are not in a hurry, it can be less frustrating and just as effective in the long term, to send out an initial letter and let the bureaucracy grind slowly and respond at its pace.
As a Trustee or Executor you do not strictly need, as a rule, any authority to request an official death certificate. However, it simplifies and expedites matters if you include that authorization.
Death Certificate, Request for
To: Whom It May Concern:
Please forward to my attention a certified death certificate for:
Date of Death:
Town or City of Birth:
I am the Executor or Trustee acting on behalf of the Estate of the Deceased. A copy of my authorization is enclosed.
Enclosed is my credit card information for your use to pay for my request:
Credit Card Number:
Exact Name on Card:
If you require a check instead, please send me the amount due in the enclosed stamped self-addressed envelope and I will send it to you by return mail.
Thank you for your assistance in this matter,
Executor or Trustee
Enc. Authority to Act