Death Records

Finding a Record of Death

California Death Index, 1940-1997
Searchable index available for free from Rootsweb.

Family History Library Catalog
Many Napa County resources are available on microfilm from the Family History Library, including

Napa Valley Genealogical Society
The society has "Napa County, California, deaths, 1873-1905" in its library. Search their online library catalog for more resources. Napa Valley Genealogical Society Library Catalog

Ordering Death Certficates

Death records are available from approximately 1873 and can be ordered from the Napa Recorder-County Clerk's Office. You can order death certificates in person, by mail, by phone or online. As of July 2005, a birth certificate costs $13.00.

Order in Person
Visit the Recorder-County Clerk's Office at 900 Coombs, Room 116, in Napa. (Map to County Clerk's Office.) Office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. If you have any questions regarding the process, please call the office at 707-253-4246.

Order by Phone
Please call 707-253-4246 to order by phone. As of July 17, 2005, the County Clerk's website states:

"You may also use your Visa, Mastercard, American Express or Discover card to order by mail or by phone. Please give the name of the Credit Card company, the complete credit card number, the expiration date and be sure to have the person in whose name the card is issued sign the request. A $5.00 processing fee for up to $100.00 of services will be added to all credit card transactions."

Order by Mail
If paying by credit card, please read the instructions above entitled "Order by Phone". If paying by check, please note that personal checks are only accepted from California residents. A certified check or money order must accompany out-of-state requests. Mail your order to:

Recorder-County Clerk
PO Box 298
Napa CA 94559-0298

Order Online

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