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Maharashtra Death Certificate


Maharashtra Death Certificate

In India, every death has to be registered with the concerned State Government as per the rules of Registration of Birth & Death Act, 1969. The death certificate is an essential legal document issued by Government to record a person’s death and stating that the date, fact and cause of death. In this article, we look at the procedure to obtain Maharashtra death certificate in detail.

Registration of Birth & Death Act, 1969

Registration of Birth & Deaths Act, 1969 provides the procedure for registering birth and death in India. As per the provision of this registration act, every death has to be registered with the concerned State Governments within 21 days of its occurrence. Department issuing death certificate in Maharashtra are the following:

  • Rural Development Department
  • The municipal corporation of Greater Mumbai
  • Urban Development Department

Purpose of Obtaining Death Certificate

Purposes for obtaining Maharashtra death certificate are the following:

  • The death certificate is a necessary proof, as it states the cause of death
  • The death certificate provides information related to time, death and place of death of a person
  • Death certificate needs to be submitted to relieve the person from legal, social and official commitments
  • To settle property inheritance, a death certificate is one of the important documents
  • A family member of the deceased to receive insurance and other benefits needs to furnish the death certificate

Registering Death 

Every death in Maharashtra needs to be registered in the concerned Registrar Office to obtain Death Certificate. Persons responsible for registering a death are the following.

  • In case death occurs in a house, the head of the family is responsible for registering the death
  • The medical in-charge need to register if the death occurs in a hospital or medical institution
  • Jailer in-charge is responsible for registration if a death occurs in a jail
  • If a new-born child or body is founded deserted in an area, headman of that area or local police station in-charge can register the death
  • In case the death occurs in a hostel, choultry, Dharamsala, boarding-house, lodging house, tavern, toddy shop, barrack or public resort, the in-charge person of that place needs to register
  • In case death occurs in a plantation, the superintendent of the plantation can register

Documents Required

Following documents are necessary at the time of completing death registration in Maharashtra:

  • Declaration by a close relative or family member in the prescribed format
  • Application Form
  • Address Proof of deceased (Voter ID card, electricity, gas, water, telephone bill, passport, valid ration card or Aadhaar card, name of the deceased)

Time Frame

The time frame for issuing Maharashtra death certificate is within 5 days from the date of application.

Fee for Death Certificate

Rs.25 to Rs.30 is the necessary payment for getting a death certificate in Maharastra.

Registration of Death

If a death occurs in Maharashtra, it should be registered at the place of occurrence with concerned registrar office within 21 days from the occurrence. The death certificate will be issued only if the death details are found registered in Maharashtra Death Records.

If the registration is not done within 21 days from its occurrence an affidavit stating the reason for the delay in registration to be submitted to the concerned Registrar of that area.

Death Registration Offline Method

An application form in prescribed format along with declaration needs to be furnished at the Registrar office. After verification, details of such death will be updated correspondingly to Maharashtra state death records.

Death Application Form

Following details that are necessary:

  • Age of the deceased
  • Gender
  • Name of the father or husband
  • Details regarding the place of death and date of death
  • The purpose for applying death certificate
  • Information about the relation of the applicant with the deceased


A copy of the declaration format is below for reference:

Relative Affidavit

Death Registration Online Method

Step 1: Birth and Death Registration online portal.

Step 2: Log in to the portal for registration.

Homepage Maharashtra Death Certificate

Step 3: Fill all the mandatory details and click on submit.

In case of death occurred in the house, click on this link for registration.

Application form Maharashtra Death Certificate

Step 4: Take a print out of this application form and submitted to concern Registrar.

Step 5: After successful submission of the application, the applicant will get a confirmation mail on the registered mail id.

Step 6: The status of the application will also be updated through the mail.

After registering the death, the applicant can get a death certificate.

Applying through Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai

Procedure to apply for a death certificate through Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai is the following:

Step 1:Go to the official page of Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai for applying death certificate.

Search Death Details

Step2The applicant can search for death details by registration number or by providing death details.

Step 3: Click on search button to get details.

Application for death certificate Maharashtra Death Certificate

Step 4: Select the death details from the list shown and click on continue.

Death details Maharashtra Death Certificate

Provide Details

Step 5: Provides details of the applicant such as name, address, mail ID and mobile number. Click on Preview button.

Applicant details Maharashtra Death Certificate
Details of applicant Maharashtra Death Certificate

Step 6: After entering all mandatory fields click on submit.

Print Application

Step 7: Acknowledgement will appear. Note the application number for future purposes. Print the application form.

Fee details Maharashtra Death Certificate

Step 8: Submit the application to the concerned Registrar. After reviewing the application the registrar will issue the death certificate.

Apply Death Certificate through Urban Development Departments

For applying Maharashtra death certificate through Rural or Urban development department follow the step by step guide given here.

Step 1: Visit Aaple sarkar official website

Step 2: Select RTS option from home page. The page will redirect to the new page.

Image 8 Maharashtra Death Certificate
Image 8 Maharashtra Death Certificate

Step 3: Log in to the portal using username and password. In the case of the new user, register in the portal for applying certificate.

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Image 9 Maharashtra Death Certificate

Step 4: Search for Rural development or urban development and click on Death certificate option from the menu.

Step 5: In the new page, fill all the information for the certificate.

Step 6: Go through the details entered and click on the payment option. After payment, note the application number. The application will be forward to the concerned department.

Step 7: The applicant can check the status of the application by visiting the Aaple sarkar page.

Image 10 Maharashtra Death Certificate
Image 10 Maharashtra Death Certificate

After the approval of the application, the applicant can download the death certificate from the Aaple sarkar portal.