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Uttarakhand Death Certificate


Uttarakhand Death Certificate

In Uttarakhand, it is obligatory under the Uttarakhand Registration of Births and Deaths Rules and Registration of Births and Deaths Act, to register every death with the concerned State Government. A death certificate is an important document issued by the State Government to declare a person’s demise officially. In this article, we look at the procedure for obtaining a Uttarakhand death certificate in detail.

Also, read about Uttarakhand Caste Certificate

Purpose of Obtaining Death Certificate

The death certificate is given by the birth and death registrar of Uttarakhand state stating the cause of the death, date and place. Purposes of obtaining Uttarakhand death certificate are below:

  • To prove the time and date of death
  • To free the deceased from social, judicial and governmental obligations
  • To prove the facts of death
  • To settle property related disputes
  • To help the widow of deceased with financial assistance
  • To gain insurance for the family and other benefits.

Registering Death in Uttarakhand

The following specified persons are eligible to register death under the following circumstances:

Death occurs in the house: The head of the household is eligible to register the death in the concerned Registrar Office.

Death occurs in hospital: A person who is authorised by the medical institution is responsible for death registration in the respective Registrar Office.

Death occurs in jail: The jail in-charge can register the death with the concerned Registrar Office.

Death occurs in public place: The local police in-charge or headman of the village can register the death.

Documents Required

The applicant needs to submit the following document while applying for the certificate:

  • Proof of birth of the deceased.
  • Cremation/Burial Certificate
  • Certificates of Institutes – Hospital/Doctors
  • The document which contains the time and place of death.
  • Application Form (death certificate)
  • Passport size photograph of the deceased.

Fee Applicable

The applicant will have to remit Rs. 20/- for the issuance of the death certificate.

Concerned Authority

In Uttarakhand, the Nagar Palika and the Chief Medical Officer have been designated as District Registrars for Death in Urban areas. The Gram Panchayat Officer has been designated as Registrar in Rural areas.

Online Application Procedure

To apply for Uttarakhand death certificate through the e-District portal, follow the step by step guidelines listed below:

Step 1: The applicant has to go to the official website of Uttarakhand to register the death.


Step 2: In case you are a new user of the e-District portal, you have registered in the portal for avail certificate services. Click on “Register” option on the home page.



Step 3: Fill the required details and click on the “Activate account” button. On activating the account, log in to the e-District portal using your user id and user password.

Step 4: Click on “Registration of Birth & Death” option on the page.

Step 5: Enter all the essential details like Date of Birth/Death, Gender, Mother’s/Father’s Name etc. and then click on the ‘Submit’ button.

Step 6: After completing the application, the applicant redirects to the online payment. Now you can make the payment through net banking, credit card, debit or any other online method.

Offline Application Procedure

To obtain a death certificate in Uttarakhand, follow the procedure given below.

Step 1: To get a death certificate, duly filled application form along with all documents should be submitted to concerned local authorities by the responsible person.

Note: The application form for registration of death can also be downloaded from the official web portal in PDF format. The application form is below for your ready reference:


Step 2: Now,, you can fill the death registration form and attach the scanned documents along with the form. Then make the payment.

Step 3: On submission of application, the applicant will receive an acknowledgement slip to verify the status of your application.

Track Application Status

The application status may be checked by clicking ”verification & check status” link on the login page. Then enter the application number and click neither “to know the status” button nor “verification of certificate” button to verify your certificate details and to check the status of your application.