Vital Statistics has birth, marriage and death records from 1892 to the present. Please contact our office at (709) 729-3308. For records prior to 1892, please contact the provincial archives (the Rooms) at (709) 757-8088.
You may use this service to complete a death certificate order online for events that have been registered in Newfoundland and Labrador. To use this service please visit the Vital Statistics Division - Online Services.
Be sure to include the following information:
Death Certificates are available in only long form, framing size. There is no fee for a death certificate issued within the first year of death. There is a $20.00 fee for any death certificate issued after one year from the date of death. Cheques or money orders may be made payable to the Newfoundland Exchequer Account. If you are paying by credit card, we accept only Visa and MasterCard. We require the card number, expiry date and signature of the card holder.
You may apply in person at any of the following Government Service Centres or departmental offices:
If you apply for the death certificate in St. John's, there is approximately a 20 minute waiting period. If you apply in Gander, Corner Brook, Clarenville or Grand Falls, you are still able to get it in the same day. If you apply at any of the remaining offices, there is approximately a three day waiting period. Note: Processing times are approximate and will change depending on the volume of applications received.
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