A Certified Death Certificate is necessary before anything can be done. A death certificate maybe obtained through the funeral firm who handled the services. The number of death certificates necessary will vary from person to person. Miller's suggest starting with two  copies - this allows the family to review the obtained copies [Monroe County will only correct the first two copies obtained] and having two initial copies gives a family time to better understand how many may be needed. At Miller's we make no charge to obtain copies once or multiple times.