Cause of death is needed for a family historical record or anything related to insurance, life insurance annuities or pensions.
Everything else is without cause of death.
Requesting cause of death information
By law, death certificates with "Cause of Death" information can only be issued to:
In Florida, anyone may order a Florida Death Certificate "Without cause of death". A Florida Death Certificate "With Cause of Death" is confidential by Florida Law and may only be issued to:
Fifty (50) years following the date of death, "Cause of death" becomes public information and anyone may obtain a Death Certificate with this information. Any time period prior to the fifty years, "cause of death" is considered confidential by Florida law.