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San Benito County Death Records

Amongst the most requested for records in both the local and the national level would be death records like San Benito County Death Records, and the reason for this would have to do with the fact that they are the official records of the government, and thus, are the best evidence that one could present in order to prove the event in question which, in this case, would be the death of the person named in the record. There are various reason why there would be a need to prove death, but mostly, it would have something to do with the legal effects that death would have.

It must be remembered that death is something that courts could not take judicial notice of, thus, the presentation of copies of San Benito County Death Certificates is required in order to prove that the person had indeed died. The reason why it must be presented is because it is only a court of competent jurisdiction that could settle the estate of the deceased as well as adjudicate on whatever other rights and duties the deceased would have left behind that are due to other persons. Without this court settlement proceeding, then the properties of the deceased could also not be distributed amongst the heirs.

San Benito County Death Certificates

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Copies of San Benito County Death Notices may be obtained from both the local or county level sources and the national or state level sources. Ultimately, the person who desires the record would have to decide where he would make the search, though it is suggested that if he is sure that the death had occurred within the territorial jurisdiction of a county, then it would be best to search at that county because there would be fewer records to go to. It must also be remembered that there are two types of records, informational and authorized, and while the two records would present practically the same information, informational copies could not be used to establish the identity of the person presenting the document, while authorized copy would only be available to a number of people identified I an exclusive list provided for by law.

At the local level, there are two methods that the person who desires the record could chose to obtain the copies. The first would be to make the request through mail which, while would not require the person to actually travel to the office and make the request there, would take quite some time given that the office could not act on the request until after they had received the record. The other method is to make the request in person, and while this is faster because the records would be made available the same day that they are requested for, it would require the person interested in the record to actually travel to the office and make his request there.

Copies of Cause of Death Records are also available online through the use of online databases which would be faster and more efficient archives, but note that because they are mostly privately owned, these online databases could not be used as official sources.

Given below is the procedure to follow when making the request for copies in person

  • Head over to the office of the county clerk-recorder and inform the clerk of your intention.
  • The clerk would give you a form to accomplish. Accomplish the form.
  • Remember that if you are requesting for authorized copies, you must have the clerk notarize the form.
  • The clerk would receive your request and work on the same.
  • After the clerk had found copies of the records indicated by you, he would show you the forms for your perusal.
  • Make sure that these are the record that you want before asking that copies of the same be made for you.
  • You would be directed to the cashier where you would be asked to pay the required fee.
  • After paying the required fee claim your copies of the records.

San Benito County Death Notices

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