How do I obtain a copy of the death certificate?

Depending on how much time has elapsed, a certified copy of the death certificate can only be obtained from either the funeral home who was in charge of the arrangements or the Pennsylvania Department of Health.  The Westmoreland County Coroner’s Office does NOT issue copies of death certificates to the public. 

Death certificates can be obtained in person at:

411 7th Street, Suite 360

Pittsburgh, PA 15219

Instructions for ordering a copy of a death certificate can be found on the Pennsylvania Department of Health’s website at

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1. Who is the Coroner?
2. What are the duties of the Coroner?
3. Where is the jurisdiction of the Coroner?
4. Who notifies the Coroner's Office of a death?
5. Are all deaths reported to the Coroner?
6. Are all Coroner records available to the public?
7. How do I obtain a Coroner's Report? Autopsy Report? Toxicology Report?
8. What is the cost for reports?
9. How do I obtain a copy of the death certificate?
10. Who can retrieve the personal effects recovered from a decedent?
11. Do I need to identify or can I view my loved one at the Coroner's Office?