Death Certificate: Punjab
The Executive Office, under the Municipalities Act, is the Assistant Registrar
(Birth & Death). (Urban Area, Municipal Corporation/Committee/Notified Area
Committee) Municipality Offices.
Office of the Civil Surgeon who acts as the District Registrar (Birth and
member of the family can apply for the Certificate of Death of the deceased or
by step Procedure
- The Forms are
available free of cost from the office of the Registrar (Births &
Deaths) The fully filled application form duly signed by the applicant is
submitted to the concerned authorities.
Cashier/Clerk/Computer Operator receives the application with the required
fee and the applicant is given a receipt. The fee can also be paid in the
Treasury on the Treasury Challan form T.R.6.
- The required
certificate can be collected personally or by post, giving a
self-addressed envelope with the application.
List of Documents
Receipt/Copy of Challan if paid in the Treasury
case the details of death mentioned in the form are to be verified, it is done
from the actual records of the Civil Surgeon's office for rural areas or from
cremation grounds or hospitals.
Death Certificate is issued to the applicant within 7 days.
of Concerned Officers
Surgeon cum District Registrar, Births and Deaths at the District Level, for
Officer/Local Registrar, Births and Deaths, in Municipal Committee, for urban
for one Copy of the certificate: Rs.2/-
fees for one year: Rs.1/-
(Birth and Death) of the concerned area
case of any grievance, you may contact
Surgeon cum District Registrar (Death and Birth) Or
Registrar, Births & Deaths and
Health & Family Welfare, Punjab,
Mistakes to Avoid
address and other details mentioned in the form should be the same as recorded
in the hospital, cremation ground etc.
a death occurs in a rural area, it is to be intimated to the village chowkidar.
The chowkidar records the death in his register and informs the concerned
Police Station and from there it is sent to the Civil Surgeon's Office.
Death of which delayed information is given to the Registrar can be registered
under Section 13 (1, 2 and 3) of the RBD Act-1969 as follows:
- 13(1) - After
21 days but within a month of its occurrence it shall be registered on
payment of a late fee Rs.1/- (One).
- 13(2) - After
thirty days but within one year of its occurrence it shall be registered
only with the written permission of the District Registrar, Births and
Deaths, and on payment of a late fee of Rupees Three, on production of an
affidavit made before a Notary Public or Magistrate, 1st Class.
- 13(3) - Any
Death which has not been registered within one year, of its occurrence,
shall be registered only on an order of the Sub-Divisional Magistrate and
on payment of a late fee of Rupees Five, on production of an affidavit
made before a Magistrate, 1st Class, giving reasons for non-registering
- In urban areas,
when death occurs in a hospital or health centre or other like
institutions, the Medical Officer incharge is responsible to get the event
entered in the O/o respective local register.
- In rural areas,
in respect of deaths in a house, the head of the household, the nearest
relative present in the house and the oldest adult male person present in
the house during the period within which the birth or death has to be
reported, can enter the event in the chowkidar's book. The chowkidar gets
that event registered in the register of the concerned police station
twice in a month.
- Death is
registered at the place of occurrence in the Office of the Registrar of
Births & Deaths for that area.
- Whenever an
event takes place, the informant specified for such an event has to
declare the fact of the event along with certain particulars like the
Death Report (Form 4), to the Registrar of the local area.
- The informant is
required to declare the fact of occurrence and the particulars of an event
within 21 days.