A Certified Death Certificate is necessary to legally proove that a death has occurred. Life insurance companies and banks are two primary agencies that require one to close out policies and accounts.
Death certificates can be obtained through your funeral director and is often a good idea to obtain multiple copies as most agencies require a certified certificate and not a photocopy. The amount you order should reflect your loved ones fiancial situation.
The price of death certificates is determined on where the death occurs. The funeral home has no control over the cost as the state regulates the cost. Death certificates will be itemized under a cash advance to you thru the funeral home. In Auburn, and Cayuga County, presently, the cost is $10 per copy. The staff at Langham Funeral Home will assist you in any way to obtain the needed amount of certified death certificates.