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List of Important Documents

Where to Get Duplicates?Documents

  • Driver's License - State DMV
     

  • Government ID - Contact issuing agency
     

  • Insurance Policies - Contact your Carrier
     

  • Military Discharge Papers/DD-214 - Dept. of Veteran's Affairs    800-827-1000
     

  • Social Security or Medicare Cards - Local Office or
    800-772-1213
     

  • US Dept. of State - Passport services http://travel.state.gov
    or 877-487-2778, Press 4
     

  • Birth, Death & Marriage Certificates - CA Dept. of Public Health  (www.cdph.ca.gov) or issuing agency
     

  • Credit Cards - Master Card, VISA or American Express
    800-441-0519  Discover - 800-347-2683
     

  • Titles to Real Property - Records department where property is located
     

  • Stocks & Bonds - Issuing company or your broker
     

  • Wills - Contact your attorney
     

  • Income Tax Records - IRS 800-829-1040 or your tax preparer
     

  • Citizenship Papers - Bureau of Citizenship & Immigration
    800-375-5283
     

  • Mortgage Documents - your lending institution

Another good recourse is from the American Red Cross

www.redcross.org entitled Disaster Recovery:  A Guide to Financial Issues