Limited Access Death Master File (LADMF)

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 authorizes NTIS to charge fees sufficient to cover the costs associated with the certification program. The associated regulations can be found at 15 C.F.R Part 1110 et seq.

The certification program 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, follow the below steps for the Certification process including paying the non-refundable processing fees.

How can I get access?


Review sample certification
process forms to make sure
you qualify to be certified before
you pay the non-refundable
certification processing fees


Pay for your certification
process including Certification,
Attestation and Firewall


Submit forms to complete
the certification process to

What’s Next?


Order to subscribe to your
subscription of choice


For existing customers renew
your Certification and Subscription
annually and your
Attestation and Firewall
every 3 years