Death Certificates

Death Certificates

A certificate of death should be filed by the funeral director with the Vital Statistics Registrar of the Fulton County Health Department, as soon as possible after death. A certificate of death contains personal information about the deceased (name, age, marital status, parents and spouse's names, etc.), time, location, cause and manner of death.


The Medical Examiner certifies all deaths over which we assume jurisdiction. Occasionally, completion of the death certificate by the Medical Examiner's Office will be delayed because of various circumstances surrounding the death. We are aware of the importance of the death certificate to families in bringing death-related issues to closure, and we make every effort to complete the death certificate in a timely manner.