Births and deaths are both major milestones in life, and they can be overwhelming. Our staff can help you understand the steps you need to take to notify the province of both these life events.

On this page:

  1. Birth registration and certificates
  2. What to do when someone dies
  3. Death registrations

Birth registration and certificates

ServiceOntario handles:

You can use the ServiceOntario website to complete these services or visit a ServiceOntario location. Print off an application form from the ServiceOntario website (using the links above) if you want to fill it out ahead of time.

If you need to travel outside Canada with your baby before you get the birth certificate, contact the Office of the Registrar General at 1-800-461-2156 or visit a ServiceOntario location.

What to do when someone dies

The time after a loved one dies can be overwhelming. On the province’s website, you can find a guide to what needs to be done after someone dies and where you can find support.

Some topics in the guide include:

  • who to call first
  • arranging a funeral
  • wills and estates
  • who to notify of death

Learn more on the province’s website.

Death registrations

When someone dies in Ontario, the chosen funeral home brings all relevant documents to our city clerk's office. We record the information, issue a burial permit and forward the documents to the Office of the Registrar General.

After this process is complete, you can apply for a death certificate online. ServiceOntario collects a fee, which you can pay by debit or credit.

If you want to apply in person, visit a ServiceOntario location.

Kitchener Cemeteries

We own and operate six cemeteries:

All locations are accessible to the public during daylight hours.

Kitchener Cemeteries services include:

Visit the Kitchener Cemeteries website to learn more and get in touch.