Apply for Death Certificate

Death Registration

The extracts of the particulars from the register relating to deaths are to be given to an informant as noted above within thirty days from the date of its reporting. If the informant fails to collect the extracts of the registration of death, then the registrar would transmit the same to the concerned family by post within fifteen days of the expiry of the thirty-day period.

Registration of Deaths of missing persons

For registration of deaths, information on the date and place of death of a person is required. But, in case of a missing person, her or his death is presumptive where the actual date of death and place of death cannot be ascertained. Since the Registration of Death Act and Rules is silent on the question of determination of the date and place of death of a missing person, the date and place determined by the court in a declaratory suit as may be filed for this purpose can be relied upon.

Issue of Certificate

A person can obtain an extract from the register relating to a death on payment of a fee of Rs.5/-. Such extracts are to be issued in Form 6 in case of death. The Registrar should not only issue the first copy of the birth or death certificate free of charge but also should do so as soon as the registration is completed.

Required Documents

  1. Proof of birth of the deceased
  2. An affidavit specifying the date and time of death
  3. A copy of the ration card for proof of identity
  4. Aadhaar Card

Office Locations & Contacts

Mini Vidhana Soudha 2nd floor, D.C. Officer Compound Tumkur- 572102
Phone No & STD Code:2278782; 2278453 & 0816


Persons required to register deaths:

  1. the head of the house/ household, and if he is not present at any time during the period within which the birth/ death has to be reported, then the nearest relative present in the house or the oldest adult male person present in the house during the said period (in respect of deaths in a house)
  2. the medical officer in charge or any person authorized by him on his behalf (In respect of deaths in a hospital or health center or a maternity or nursing home or other like institutions)
  3. the jailor in charge (In respect of births and deaths in a jail)
  4. the person in charge there of (In respect of births/ deaths in a choultry, chattram, hostel, dharamshala, boarding-house, lodging-house, tavern, barrack, toddy shop or place of public resort)
  5. the headman or the corresponding officer of the village in the case of a village, the officer in charge of the local police station elsewhere (In respect of any new-born child or dead body found deserted in a public place)
  6. in any other place, such a person as may be prescribed


For granting extract relating to each birth or death: Rs.5/-


  1. The persons are required to register deaths within the prescribed period of 21 (twenty one) days from the date of death as the case may be.

Concerned Authorities

  1. The Chief Registrar of Births and Deaths and the Director of Economics and Statistics.

In Rural areas

Registrar (rural) – Village Accountant. 

In Urban areas

The following are the registrars:

  1. In case of City corporations: Health officer.
  2. In case of City Municipal councils: Health officer/Health inspector.
  3. In case of Town Municipal councils: Health inspector.
  4. In case of Notified areas/ Project areas/Cantonment – Health inspector.

Required Information

  1. Name of the deceased
  2. Age of deceased and sex (Male/Female)
  3. Name of the Father/Husband of the deceased
  4. Place of death, Hospital/House (with details)
  5. Date of death
  6. Purpose for which this Certificate is required
  7. Relationship of the applicant with the deceased

Need for the Document

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. It is essential to register death 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, and to authorities the family to collect insurance and other benefits.



Location : Dc office | City : Tumkur | PIN Code : 572101