Order a Death Certificate

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​​A death certificate is legal proof of death. It is required to settle an estate, to receive entitlement for benefits i.e. pension and life insurance, and for land titles.

Once a death has been registered (see Registering a Death), a Death Certificate can be processed. 

If the death has not yet been registered, additional time will be required before a death certificate can be processed. 

Order a Death Certificate

  • You need to have a valid credit card to order online.
  • An online order must be completed in one session. If you stop typing for longer than 30 minutes, your order will timeout and all of the information you entered will be lost. Please note that your order cannot be saved on your computer.
  • If you order online, it means you accept our Terms of Use

Before you order a Death Certificate

Find out if you are eligible to apply for a Death CertificateIf you are not eligible, an eligible person may provide you authorization by submitting the required Authorization Form.

Choose your type of Death Certificate

Standard Documents

  • Frame Certificate ($35.00) includes the individual's full name, date of death, place of death, sex, registration number and registration date.

Other Documents

  • Certified copy ($55.00) is a photocopy of the original death registration. Certified copies are not recommended for use as identification purposes.
  • Genealogical copy ($55.00) contains all of the information that appears on the original death registration. A copy can only be ordered for deaths registered more than 70 years ago. Genealogical copies are generally used for gathering family history or creating family trees.

To order, you will need:

  • Information about the:
    • applicant
    • deceased
    • spouse of deceased (if applicable)
    • mother of deceased
    • father of deceased
  • A copy of one piece of government-issued photo identification OR copies of two other pieces of identification—one of which must contain your signature
  • Any other supporting documentation as determined in the eligibility guidelines

Electronic copies of your documents may be obtained by scanning or taking digital pictures of your documents. Please ensure that all information on your documents is readable.