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The importance of death records like Lassen County Death Records is perhaps best illustrated with the example given below. Imagine two people who had entered into an agreement whereby one of the two, the borrower, borrows money from the other, the lender. This is a contract even if the two of them would not actually sign anything. As a contract, it is legally binding upon both persons and the borrower should, of course, pay back to the lender the money that he had borrowed. Countless such transactions happen every day and more often than not, the contractual relationship ends when the borrower pays back to the lender the money that he had borrowed.

What happens, however, when the borrower dies before he could make good his obligation? Logically, the lender could not ask the borrower to pay him back, because the borrower is dead, and loans are usually very personal, which means that the heirs of the deceased could not inherit such loans, and, in any case, there would still be a need to prove that the borrower had died. In such a case, the lender would have to prove that the borrower is dead in the proper court proceedings, taking into consideration the fact that courts could not take judicial notice of the death of a person. Thus, the lender, or anyone who has an interest against the deceased or in his estate, would have to produce copies of Lassen County Death Certificates in order to prove.

Lassen County Death Certificates

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Lassen County Death Notices comes in two forms, informational and certified copies. The former is something that could not be used to establish the identity of the person presenting the same, but it is something that could be requested for by anyone. The latter is something that may only be requested by those who are closely related to the deceased, but it may be used for just about anything. Either way, both would contain the same information, and both would enjoy the presumption of regularity such that the mere presentation of the records is prima facie evidence of the death and validity of the certificate itself.

Copies of death certificates are available at the state and local level, and at the local level, one must first make sure that the event had happened in the county where the search would be conducted, taking into consideration the territorial limitations of local governments. Records to be requested at the local level may be obtained in person at the office of the clerk-recorder, and while this would require some travel time on the part of the person making the request, do note that requests made in person are faster and more efficient because the records requested for would be made available the same day that they are requested for.

Copies of Records of Death are also available online through the use of online databases. Faster, more efficient, and easier to both locate and use, these online databases, despite being mostly privately owned, contains substantially the same information as the official sources, it is just that they could not be used as official resources because they are privately owned and operated.

When requesting for copies of death records in person, follow the procedure given below

  • Head over to the office of the clerk-recorder and make your request there.
  • The clerk-recorder would give you a form which you must then fill-up. Note that if you are requesting for certified copies, you must fill up the certification form in the presence of the clerk.
  • The clerk would then accept your request form and locate the records you requested for.
  • The clerk would produce the records for your perusal, make sure that these are the records that you want before asking that copies of the same be made for you.
  • Pay your required fee at the cashier.
  • Present your receipt to the clerk-recorder before getting your copies of the records.

Lassen County Death Notices

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