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Notification of death

The registrar in whose district the death occurred is responsible for certifying a death. The death must be reported to the competent registrar no later than the working day following the day of death.

A fee of 15.00 euros is charged for each certificate. Each additional certificate, if requested at the same time and produced in one operation, costs 7.00 euros. Please ask at the registry office for personal fees for subsequent certifications in the event of a death abroad.

The following persons are obliged to report the death – in the order listed below:

  • The head of the family
  • The person in whose home the death occurred
  • Any other person who was present at the death or is informed of the death from their own knowledge

In the case of deaths in clinics and facilities, the responsible manager is obligated to report the death.

 For the registration of the death, the registry office requires the following documents of the deceased:

  • Identity card
  • Birth certificate
  • Marriage certificate
  • Death certificate of the deceased spouse, if applicable
  • Divorce decree, if applicable
  • Death certificate parts I and II
  • In the case of non-natural deaths, additionally a release from the police department and public prosecutor's office