Before the business and legal issues of the estate can be pursued, it will be necessary to obtain certified copies of the death certificate. Your first initial order will be through Lake Havasu Mortuary.  After that you can order them from the  Registrar of Vital Statistics in Kingman. It is always better to order a few more than what you think you will need. Most agencies will only accept certified death certificates and not photocopies. The cost for Death Certificates, currently, is $10.00 each.

In some cases, there may be a need to obtain a certified copy of the death certificate without a cause of death. These certificates are needed to transfer the title on a house, mobile home, and automobile or in some cases for court procedures. You should make this request when ordering the certified copies.