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

  • This includes basic information, such as name, date and place of death.

Certified Copy of Death Registration

  • This document contains additional registered information, including signatures.
    It is a certified copy of the original Statement of Death.

Fees & Processing Times

Delivery times shown are typical delivery times and cannot be guaranteed.

  • Death Certificate – 15 business days (includes mailing time) - $65.00 each
  • Death Certificate – RUSH 5 to 8 business days (includes mailing time) - $100.00 each
  • Certified Copy of Death Registration – 15 to 20 business days – $75.00 each
  • Certified Copy of Death Registration – RUSH 5 to 8 business days – $110.00 each


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.

Download Death Certificate Request Form

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