How do I place a Death Notice or Obituary?

Death Notices:
You can phone in a death notice to 202-334-4122 or 800-753-2527 (Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday and Sunday noon-5 p.m.), send it by fax to 202-334-7188 or email us at Faxed or email death notices must be received by 3 p.m. and must include billing information (name, address, home and daytime phone numbers, and a fax number if possible). Photographs can appear in a paid death notice and must be received no later than 2 p.m. the day prior to publication. You will be contacted to verify the cost of your notice before its final approval to run in the newspaper.

If you have inquiries concerning news obituaries (the biographic articles written by The Post) please call News Obituaries at 202-334-7389 or e-mail us at If you fax information to News Obituaries at 202-334-6553, please call the section after you have faxed your material.

We will not be able to publish news obituaries more than a month after death, so we must receive your submission within that time period.

For more information on death notices and/or obituaries, please visit:
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  • Topic #: 15067-124
  • Date Created: 2/19/2010
  • Last Modified Since: 8/27/2010
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