How to Opt Out from Death Records in 2021

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Deathrecords.org is a non-FCRA compliant public records site that provides death records to the public. The website collects death records on deceased persons from federal, state, and county public vital records and other online data sources.

Typically, the Health Department in each state maintains these vital records. Access to these records is usually only available to close family members such as the decedent's parents, children, siblings, and other persons with a valid court order. However, through Deathrecords.org, interested persons aged eighteen years and above can obtain information on the deceased and the details concerning their death. Below are some information included in these death records:

  • The full name of the record's subject
  • Date/place of birth of the deceased
  • Date of death
  • The city and state where the subject of the record died
  • The full name of the deceased's parents
  • The cause of death

While visitors to the site may obtain certain basic information for free, getting a full report on the deceased individual requires a user account and payment. The full report can include a deceased's birth records, marriage records, criminal records, civil judgments, social media profiles, bankruptcies, personal information, and other related details. Users of the site can search the site with the deceased's full name, state of residence, approximate age, and city to obtain this information. A nationwide search can also be conducted to retrieve results that match the searched profile.

Note that Deathrecords.org is not a consumer reporting agency, as described by the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). Therefore, using information obtained from the site to screen tenants or determine a person's credit or insurance eligibility is prohibited. Also, any information obtained from the site cannot be used to threaten, harass, or stalk anyone. Additionally, users cannot search for certain persons such as minors, public officials, or public figures.

If eligible, owners of records available on Deathrecords.org or their authorized agents can delete their records from the website. However, removing information from the site does not remove it from other websites that maintain such data.

How to Opt-Out of Deathrecords.org

Deathrecords.org has a simple opt-out process that individuals can follow to remove personal information from the site. According to the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), a person can remove their information from Deathrecords.org if they meet any of the following criteria:

  • Individuals who are federal, state, or local law enforcement officers and their jobs put them at risk of severe physical harm or the threat of death. This also applies to public officials.
  • Victims of identity theft.
  • Anyone at risk of physical harm.
  • Persons who have proof that their records are inaccurate or have been expunged.

Eligible parties can opt-out from Deathrecords.org as follows:

  • Prepare a written request that conveys the listings to be removed and their URLs. The opt-out request must also specify the requester's eligibility to remove personal information from the site.

The requester may also include a statement on how public access to the information endangers the party or why the information is incorrect. Other personal details to include are as follows:

  • Name and aliases
  • Date of birth
  • Present and former residential addresses
  • Phone number and email address


  • Include or attach the following information and documents in the request:
  • A copy of any state-recognized identity document such as a driver's license. The site uses the I.D. to confirm if the information belongs to the requester. It is also used to verify that the individual authorized the request.
  • Details of the information to be removed from the site.
  • A physical copy of the records to be removed.
  • Copies of any significant court order, such as an expungement order.


  • Submit the written request and documents to the Opt-Out Compliance Department via fax at (888) 446-1229. Also, requests may be sent via U.S mail to the following address:

Opt-Out Compliance Department

P.O. Box 990142

Boston, MA 02117

After submitting the request, the department reviews the record and deletes it from Deathrecords.org. However, the department may deny the request if the requester failed to follow the process correctly or is not eligible to opt out from the site.

What Difficulties Exist when Opting Out of Deathrecords.org

Some difficulties may exist when opting out of Deathrecords.org. Typically, the site's opt-out process is only available to anyone who satisfies its eligibility criteria, such as law officers, public officials, and victims of identity theft. Persons who do not meet these qualifications may not be able to remove their information from the site.

Also, removing personal data from the site may be time-consuming when the requester has multiple records, as the site only allows people to send one opt-out request per record.

Furthermore, Deathrecords.org opt-out process does not guarantee that the deleted information will not reappear in future reports on the site. The reason is that the site obtains its data from different public sources; therefore, the erased data may be reuploaded if it is available on any official public database.
Requesters who experience any difficulties while opting out can contact the customer care team at support@cisnationwide.com. Alternatively, they can complete and submit a Customer Service Contact Form.

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