Detroit runs out of paper for death certificates

Detroit runs out of paper for death certificates

[Ed. note: Sounds like they’ve found path to immortality]

An unexpected side effect of Detroit’s bankruptcy filing in July – the inability for the city coroner’s office to provide residents with official death certificates.

The city was unable to print death certificates for a short time at the end of July, as it no longer had a supply of the special embossed paper required for the certificates. The company that had produced the paper requested that the city pay for the paper in cash, something it couldn’t do after the July 18 filing.

This forced the Michigan Select Funeral Directors Association to send text messages to funeral home directors – who need the official certificates to be paid by insurance companies – with the warning ”FYI, city of Detroit can’t process death certificates because they have no paper and don’t have money to buy any.”

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