On an interestingly morbid thought: State puts death certificates online

Ridding taxpayers of much of the drudgery and paperwork formerly involved in obtaining a copy of a death certificate, the Arkansas Department of Health rolled out a program today to allow users to state death certificates online.

Currently the only certificates available online are from January 1935 to December 1961, however, Arkansas Online reports workers are in the process of adding new documents.

Though the burden of in-person and paper-form requests have been removed, those searching records will still be required to pay a fee of $10 for the first record and $8 for each after.

A separate ADH link adds Arkansas Vital Records has certificates dating back through Feb. 1, 1914. The Arkansas Historical Commission keeps an alphabetical record of deaths in that time period, but does not have certificates. Limited records are available between 1881 in Little Rock and Fort Smith.

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2 Responses to On an interestingly morbid thought: State puts death certificates online

  1. The Lone Reader says:

    How is that morbid. One would think you would love it Allison, you little FOIA monkey you.

  2. Admin says:

    I’m personally excited, but death and morbidity go hand in hand.

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