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Death Records

Beginning October 2, 2023, there is now an easier way to order your Vital records. Our new platform Vital Director allows customers to order and pay for Vital records online, without having to step foot in our office and wait in line.

You can request and pay for your certified copies online by clicking Vital Director!!

(Our office only holds the Vital Statistic records for Cabell County only.)

The death indexes in Cabell County date back to 1853, however, we only have the actual certificates dating back to 1927 and due to a flood, records starting from 1855 through 1864 are missing.

A death record must be 50 years old before it is open for the general public to obtain certificates.

Who can obtain a death certificate?

The decedent’s immediate family, guardians, or legal representatives may obtain a death certificate and they must be 18 years of age or older.

Immediate family includes: 
 mother or father, son or daughter, brother or sister, husband or wife, mother-in-law or father-in-law, son-in-law or daughter-in-law, grandparents, grandchildren, stepmother or stepfather, stepchild

Fee for Certified Copy:  $5.00