Ontario Death Certificate
Who Can Apply For a Death Certificate?
Standard Certificates of Death may be released to anyone.
Certified Copies of the Death Registration may be released to the Next of Kin. (Spouse, Common Law Partner, Mother, Father, Daughter, Son, Sister, or Brother). If all Next of Kin are deceased the extended Next of Kin may apply (Grandmother, Grandfather, Aunt, Uncle, First Cousin, Nephew, Niece, or Grandchild).
Types of Certificates
Certificate of Death
Certified Copy of Death Registration
Fees & Processing Times
Delivery times shown are typical delivery times and cannot be guaranteed.
Recent Deaths – A Death Certificate will only be issued after completion of the death registration. The registration takes approximately 12 weeks from the date of death to be completed. Rush delivery is not available for individuals deceased within the last 12 weeks. Please contact the Office of the Registrar if you require a death certificate on a rush basis.
Deaths Pre-1991 – Processing and delivery of Certificates of Death will require more time if the death occurred before 1991 as the records may not be stored electronically.
Rush delivery is not available for delivery outside of Canada.
You will need Acrobat Reader to view the Death Certificate request form. If you do not have Acrobat Reader or need to upgrade your Acrobat Reader, please click on 'Get Acrobat Reader' to download this free program.