submitted by Jason “Oz” Oszczakiewicz, Owner/Supervisor, Varcoe-Thomas Funeral Home of Doylestown, Inc.
When a death occurs, families are unaware of all the potential items that may require a Certified Death Certificate. It is suggested that families order 3-4 additional copies when the death occurs because families discover items or assets that they were not aware of when a loved one was alive. Today, many families may order between 10-20 copies on the average. The State of Pennsylvania currently charges $6 per copy and this is relatively inexpensive compared to other states or metropolitan areas around the country.