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How to register Death

Death Certificate

  • A death certificate is a document, issued by the Government to the nearest relatives of the deceased, stating the date, fact and cause of death.
Need of death certificate
  • It is essential to prove the time and date of death
  • To establish the fact of death for relieving the individual from social, legal and official obligations,
  • To enable settlement of property inheritance,
  • To authorise the family to collect insurance and other benefits
What you need to do ?
  • To apply for a Death Certificate, you must first register the death.

Registration of death

Death CErtificate

  • The death has to be registered with the concerned local authorities within 21 days of its occurrence, by filling up the form prescribed by the Registrar. (See: Sample of death registration form)
  • Death registration is to be done at the place of occurrence. For example, if your relative was residing in Chennai but he/she died in Coimbatore, then you have to register the death in Coimbatore.
  • The death registrars in the local bodies are as follow

Area

Death Registrars

Village Panchayats

Village Administrative Officers

Town Panchayats

Sanitary Inspectors / Executive Officers

Corporation / Municipal Areas

Sanitary Inspectors of the Division

Plantations / Estates

Estate Manger / Plantation Manager

  • If the death occured in house, it can be reported and registered by the head of the family or the nearest relative of the head present in the house, or the oldest adult male person.
  • One has to report the death to the concerned local authority in the prescribed form. If you report orally, the registrar will enter the information in the appropriate reporting form and get your signature or thumb impression. You may have to furnish receipt from crematorium or burial ground.
  • If it occured in a hospital, along with the reporting form you have to attach a cause of death certificate from a person or medical officer who treated the patient.
  • If the death occured in house, it can be reported and registered by the head of the family or the nearest relative of the head present in the house, or the oldest adult male person

Delayed Registration

After  expiry of 21 days of occurrence but within 30 days

Registered on payment of a late-fee of Rs.2/- (Rupees two only)

After thirty days of occurrence, but within one year

Registered only with the written permission of the Officer prescribed in this behalf and on payment of late-fee Rs.5/- (Rupees five only).

Not been reported within one year of its occurrance

registered only on orders of the First Class Judicial Magistrate and on payment of a late-fee of Rs.10/- (Rupees ten only)

 If you are registering the death after 30 days of occurence, but within one year, you need the written permission of the concerned officers. The concerned officers are as follows

Local authorities

Officers

Village Panchayat

Village Panchayat President

Town Panchayat

Executive Officer

Corporation / Municipal Areas

Commissioner

Cantonment

Executive Officer

 

 

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