Before the business and legal issues of the estate can be pursued, it will be necessary to obtain certified copies of the death certificate. You can order them from the Funeral Director or directly from the Registrar of Vital Statistics in your area. It is always better to order a few more than what you think you will need. Most agencies will only accept certified death certificates and not photocopies.
Current pricing for certified death certificates in the State of Maryland, as of April 14, 2014, is as follows; $24.00 for your first certified copy and $12.00 for each additional certified copy. Should you need to reorder death certificates for any reason you would be subject to the original pricing of $24 / $12.
Pricing for out of state death certificates vary by state and that information can be provided to you if you should call us or email.