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Free death certificate copy program launched for active duty military and veterans

County Clerk Pete Duncan announced that a new state program allows for a free death certificate for any active duty and retired service members who pass away. The program also reduces the cost of subsequent copies from $10 a copy to $6 per copy.

The program requires the applicant to request the free certificate and should provide proof such as a DD214 discharge, letter from veteran’s affairs, or ID with veteran marking to obtain the free copy. It is also up to the person requesting the copy to request the free copy.

Duncan also reminded those whose loved one may have served in the military tha...


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