We’re sorry for your loss and want to help you through this difficult time by making it easy to order the death certificate.
Below we walk you through the three steps for ordering a death certificate:
Step One: Decide which type of death certificate you want to order, because Alberta has three:
1. Death Certificate Framing Size: 21.5 cm x 17.8 cm
Included on the framing size certificate:
2. Copy of Medical Certificate of Death: 21.5 cm x 28 cm
Included on the Copy of Medical Certificate of Death:
Note: A photocopy of the medical certificate of death is completed at the time of death.
3. Copy of Registration of Death
Step Two: Check your eligibility to apply (pdf).
Step Three: Come in to order your death certificate, or mail us your completed Vital Statistics Request form* (pdf).
If you choose to come in remember to bring:
Once ordered, the death certificate should arrive in the mail within seven to 10 days. If you’d like to have it sooner, you can pick it up in person – just ask us for details.
*To view these Government of Alberta forms in Chrome and Safari save the PDF (right mouse click and Save Link As) and then open it in Acrobat.