Death

What to do when someone dies in Alberta, including wills and estates, ordering death certificates and other documents.

Services and information

  • Order death certificates and documents, register a death, or get a permit to exhume a body.
  • If no one else can, the Office of the Public Guardian and Trustee (OPGT) manages estates if the beneficiary is a minor or represented adult.
  • Learn how fatality inquiries are used to determine the details of a death and how inquiries’ recommendations help prevent similar deaths.
  • How the Office works, death investigation process, body transportation and report a death.
  • Members of the public and health professionals must report an unexpected or unexplained death they witnessed, following these steps.
  • Information about wills, including how to make one and what happens if you die without a will.