Register a Death

How it works

All deaths that occur in Alberta must be registered with the Alberta government.

Registration of Death form

The spouse, parent or a person who knew the deceased is responsible for completing a Registration of Death form.

The form is usually completed at the funeral home when the funeral arrangements are being made. The funeral home will register and submit the original documents to Vital Statistics. After a death is registered, you can order death documents from a registry agent or Registry Connect.
All the information on a death certificate is extracted from the Registration of Death form.

Delayed registration of death

When a death isn’t registered within one year from the date of death, there are additional requirements and a fee of $20 to register the death. For information, contact Vital Statistics.

Contact this service


310-0000, then
780-427-7013 (toll-free in Alberta)

8:15 am - 4:30 pm (Monday to Friday, closed statutory holidays)

Related services

Ordering a death document

Correcting a death record