Registration of Deaths

How to Register

Delayed Registration of Death

Correcting a Registration of Death

All Alberta deaths must be registered with the Government of Alberta. The Registration of Death form is a permanent legal record of the death.

After a death is registered, you may order a death certificate. For details, see Ordering a Death Document

How to Register

  • Complete the Registration of Death form.
    • This form is usually completed by the spouse, parent or person who has full knowledge of the facts surrounding the death. 
  • It is usually completed at the funeral home when the funeral arrangements are being made. The funeral home will submit the original documents to the Government of Alberta.

For more details, contact the Vital Statistics office.

Delayed Registration of Death

If a death is not registered within one year from the date of death, there are additional requirements and a fee of $20 to register the death.

Correcting a Registration of Death 

Once a death is registered, changes may only be made with the appropriate legal documentation.  

  • If a change is requested within 90 days from the date of the person's death, there is no fee.  
  • If a change is requested more than 90 days after the person’s death, there is a $20 fee.

For details, see Correcting a Registration.