Death Certificates

Copies of death certificates are often needed to make insurance claims, transfer titles, and to finish other official financial business. Most funeral homes will help you get copies or you can order copies from the Snohomish Health District Vital Statistics website or call them directly at 425-339-5290. The Snohomish County Medical Examiner’s Office does not issue death certificates. 

Death certificates listing “pending” as the cause of death will eventually be amended to reflect the actual cause of death. This process can take two to three months due to the complexity of toxicology and other testing and / or investigation that may be necessary to arrive at an exact cause of death.