Veterans’ discharge papers (DD214) are available at the County Clerk’s Office ONLY if the veteran filed the DD214 with the Clerk following his/her discharge.
Who can obtain a copy of Discharge papers?
DD214s are confidential and are only available to:
- the Veteran named on record,
- the Next-of-Kin of a deceased veteran,
- Please Note: Next-of-Kin must supply proof of veteran’s death (i.e. death certificate / obituary) and proof of relationship to the veteran (i.e. birth certificates, marriage license, etc)
- Next-of-Kin include: the widow(er), child, parent, or sibling of the deceased
- Government agencies providing veterans’ benefits.
How do I obtain a copy of my discharge papers?
Requests for certified copies of a DD214 can be made in person, by mail or via fax. You will need:
- Full Name of Veteran
- Year of Discharge or Year Document was Recorded
- Signature of Requestor
- Photo ID of requestor (or photocopy for mail and fax requests)
- Proof of Kin-ship, if applicable (see Above)
A Request Form is available HERE.
There is no charge for copies of DD214s.