Documents to Keep in Your Safe

In the event of an emergency, time may be working against you. Would you which of your family's important documents to take with you? Would you even know where they were located?

These essential items should be kept in a central location so you can access them quickly. It may be a good idea to have a security enabled, fire and waterproof safe to store them.

  • Adoption papers
  • Automobile titles
  • Bank account information
  • Birth certificates
  • Cemetery deeds
  • Checkbook
  • Divorce papers
  • Doctor's contact info
  • Education records and diplomas
  • Government bonds
  • Health information for each family member (blood type, allergies, medications)
  • Health insurance cards
  • Insurance policies
  • Investment and retirement account information
  • Last will and testament
  • Lease
  • Living will
  • Marriage license
  • Military records
  • Mortgage paperwork
  • Passports
  • Patents and copyrights
  • Real estate deeds
  • Social security cards
  • Tax records