The filing of the original death certificate and the securing of the burial-transit permit will be done by the Body Bequest Office. The family will be notified as to where the death certificate will be filed. Usually, certified copies of the death certificate may be obtained at either the city or county clerk’s office in the area where the death occurred within a week to ten days from the date of death.
There is a nominal fee involved for obtaining certified copies of the death certificate which the family will have to incur. The copies are necessary for most legal transactions, such as insurance, changing ownership in property, income tax, and social security.