DEATH REPORTING FOR NON-EDRS USERS or WHEN THE EDRS IS NOT ACCESSIBLE

All deaths that occur in Vermont are required to be reported to the Vermont Department of Health, Vital Records Office.  Medical information is reported by the attending physician, physician assistant or advanced practice registered nurse and demographic information is reported by the funeral director or the decedent’s family.

Medical Certification

Demographic Information

When both the medical certification and the demographic information have been completed in the EDRS the record will be registered and certified copies of the death certificate can be obtained from the town clerk office in either the town of residence or the town of death.  Please call ahead to ensure they have received the certificate. We strive to have copies available to clerks as soon as possible but occasionally there may be some delays.

Contact Us

The Vermont Department of Health, Vital Records Office oversees the administration of the Electronic Death Registration System. You can reach us by e-mail at EDRS@state.vt.us or by phone at (800) 439-5008 or (802) 652-2070.

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