Death Registrations and Certificates

Death registrations are a permanent, legal record of death of an individual.

Death certificates or certified copies of a death registration are provided by the Office of the Registrar General for such purposes as:

  • Settlement of estates
  • Insurance
  • Access to or termination of other government services such as health card, pensions, voters list, etc. 

Information from death registrations is also used for medical and health research, and for statistical purposes.

How to register a death

To register a death of a family member:

  1. The Funeral Director completes the Statement of Death with information about the deceased.
  2. The Physician or Coroner attending the death completes the Medical Certificate of Death containing the cause of death information.
  3. Both forms, along with a request for a burial permit, must be submitted to the Town of Georgina's Division Registrar (in the Clerk's Division Office) by the Funeral Director.
  4. After they are received and recorded by the Town, they are forwarded to the Office of the Registrar General for registration.

Burials cannot take place without a burial permit and registration at the Town of Georgina.

How to obtain a death certificate

Death Certificate Applications are available online through Service Ontario or can be mailed, with the applicable fee, to:

Office of the Registrar General

P.O. Box 4600, STN P,

Thunder Bay, ON  P7B 9Z9


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