You can apply for an Ontario Death Certificate if you are:
You can apply for an Ontario Certified Copy of Statement of Death if you are:
Before applying, find out the type and format of the document required by contacting the organization to which you must submit it.
This contains basic information, such as names, date and place of death.
This contains all information registered on the Statement of Death including signatures.
This contains all information registered on both the Statement of Death and Medical Certificate of Death including signatures.
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.
Rush Service is not available for delivery outside Canada.
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.
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)
You can also check the status of your application online.