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The National Technical Information Service (NTIS) established a certification program for those seeking access to the Limited Access Death Master File (LADMF) pursuant to Section 203 of the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013 (Pub. L. 113-67).  Section 203 requires that NTIS charge fees sufficient to cover the costs associated with the certification program.  The final rule, which supersedes and replaces the interim final rule previously in effect, was published in the Federal Register on June 1, 2016, and became effective November 28, 2016.  The notice announcing the final rule may be viewed at https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2016-06-01/html/2016-12479.htm.

The certification program established under the final rule limits access to LADMF information to those persons certified under the program.  Certified persons, also called Subscribers, must have a legitimate fraud prevention interest, or have a legitimate business purpose pursuant to a law, governmental rule, regulation, or fiduciary duty in order to be certified under the program.  To access the LADMF, you must:

NTIS will provide additional information and updates on this website concerning LADMF matters.

Previous Limited Access Death Master File Announcements are available at https://ladmf.ntis.gov/

For information on the following DMF raw data products, contact subscriptions@ntis.gov

  • Weekly Death Master File Updates
  • Monthly Death Master File Updates