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Death-related documents

Order death certificates and documents, register a death, or get a permit to exhume a body.

Services and information

The Government keeps a record of all registered deaths that take place in Alberta and can only issue documents for these deaths.

Individuals not licensed to arrange funerals need to obtain a permit for the final disposition of a human body when the death is in Alberta.

Get a permit to remove a dead or stillborn human body from its place of interment and then reinter the body.

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

Download forms for applying to the Court of Queen’s Bench dealing with non-contentious surrogate matters.