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Kern County Death Records

The reason why death records like Kern County Death Records are some of the most requested for records at any level would be because they are the best evidence that one could provide in order to prove that the death had indeed happened. One may ask why there is a need to prove the death of a person, and the answer to that would best be understood when one takes into consideration the fact that death affects not only the people whom the deceased would leave behind, but also the whole community where the deceased had lived his life.

Consider that death is something that terminates the civil personality of a person, and civil personality is something that is required for a person to be able to enter into a valid contract. This is the primary reason why a dead person could not enter into a contract, and the termination of the same also affects the still subsisting contracts entered into by the deceased during his lifetime. Of course, the surviving parties to those contracts are not left without recourse, it is just that they could no longer claim against the deceased, but they could claim against the estate of the deceased in the proper court proceeding called estate settlement proceeding where the primary requirement is the presentation of a proper Kern County Death Certificate.

Kern County Death Certificates

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Before one could go about searching for copies of Kern County Death Notices, however, one must remember that death records are not public records in the sense that anyone could request for them. Death records are considered public records from the viewpoint of their contents since their contents, indeed, their mere existence, would be considered prima facie evidence of the validity of the divorce, but only those who are closely related to the parties to the divorce could actually make the request for certified copies which would be the complete copies. Those who are not related may request for informational copies which, although presenting substantially the same information as the certified copies, could not be used to establish identity.

To make the request for copies of death records, the person who desires the record should first obtain the necessary request form and accomplish the same. Note that there are two types of forms, one for informational or restricted copies, and one for certified or unrestricted copies, and neither could be used to request for the other type of death records, so there is a need to be careful when downloading the form. Once accomplished, the next step would be to send the accomplished form to the office for processing together with either a money order or personal check to answer for the required fee which is twenty one dollars.

Free Public Death Records may be obtained online through the use of online databases, but most databases would still charge some fee although those fees would mostly be minimal. Aside from that, these online databases are also faster and more efficient to use because they are internet based, and they could be accessed from just about anywhere where there is an internet connection.

To request for copies of death certificates, follow the procedure given below

  • Obtain the requisite request form.
  • Note that there are two types, so be careful when downloading the form as neither could be used to request for the other.
  • Determine your required fee and make a money order or personal check to answer for the same.
  • Attach the money order or personal check to the application form.
  • Send the application form and all other attachments as may be necessary to the Office of the Clerk-Recorder for processing.
  • Wait for the office to finish processing your request and send you the records requested for.

Kern County Death Notices

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