Ontario Death Certificate
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Ontario Death Certificate

A Government issued Death Certificate is required as legal proof of death, to settle the estate of the deceased, and to apply for pension and insurance benefits.

How To Apply

Step 1 01

Certificate & Service Options
Certificate & Service Options

Step 2 02

Applicant
Information
Applicant Information

Step 3 03

Details of Deceased Person
Details of Deceased Person

Step 4 04

Payment Processing
Payment Processing
Who can apply

You can apply for an Ontario Death Certificate if you are:

  • Any person with a valid reason.

You can apply for an Ontario Certified Copy of Statement of Death if you are:

  • 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).
Documents Available to Order

Before applying, find out the type and format of the document required by contacting the organization to which you must submit it.

Documents:

Death Certificate (File Size 7" x 8.25"):

This contains basic information, such as names, date and place of death.

Certified Copy of Statement of Death (Long Form 8.5" x 14"):

This contains all information registered on the Statement of Death including signatures.

Certified Copy of Statement of Death & Medical Certificate of Death (Extended Long Form):

This contains all information registered on both the Statement of Death and Medical Certificate of Death including signatures.

Search:

A search results in a letter that either confirms the death registration exists or that there is no registration. The year you provide will be searched, plus two years before and after, for a total of five years.

Service Options

Regular Service (15-20 business days)

Death Certificate (File Size): $67.00
Certified Copy of Statement of Death (Long Form): $76.00
Certified Copy of Statement of Death & Medical Certificate of Death (Extended Long Form): $57.00
Search (each 5 years searched): $60.00

Rush Service (5-10 business days)

Death Certificate (File Size): $100.00
Certified Copy of Statement of Death (Long Form): $110.00
Certified Copy of Statement of Death & Medical Certificate of Death (Extended Long Form): $87.00
Search (each 5 years searched): $80.00

Rush service is NOT available under the following circumstances:

Rush Service is not available for delivery outside Canada.

Recent Deaths:
A certificate will be issued upon completion of the death registration. The registration takes approximately 12 weeks from the date of death. Rush service is not available for deaths that took place within the last 12 weeks. Please contact the Registrar’s Office at 1-800-461-21561-800-461-2156 (Ontario Only) or 416-325-8305416-325-8305 if you do require a certificate for a recent death on a rush basis.

Deaths Prior to 1991:
Death Certificate applications where the death took place prior to 1991 normally take longer to process and therefore, rush service is not available.

Deaths Prior to 1980:
Deaths prior to 1980 may not be in electronic format. When applying for a Death Certificate for a death that occurred prior to 1980, it can take up to an extra 6-8 weeks for the registration to be converted into electronic format before processing can be completed and therefore, rush service is not available.

Please Note: Fees listed above are inclusive of taxes and shipping costs. Delivery times are approximate and cannot be guaranteed. Applications may be delayed or rejected if inadequate information is provided or if there is a discrepancy between information provided and the government records. If no record of the death is found by the Office of the Registrar General, fees will be applied to the search cost and will not be refunded.

Status of your Application

If you have not received your ordered Death Certificate within the expected timeframe, you may contact the Office of The Registrar General to check the status of your application.

Toll Free: 1-800-461-21561-800-461-2156 (Ontario only)
Telephone: 416-325-8305416-325-8305

You can also check the status of your application online.