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Death Certificates

Vital Statistics issues both short and long form death certificates. To be sure you are requesting the correct one, contact the organization that requires the certificate to confirm what they require.

Short Form Death Certificate

The short form death certificate includes:

  • surname and given name
  • sex
  • date of death
  • age
  • place of death
  • date of registration
  • registration number
  • date of issue

Long Form Death Certificate

The long form death certificate contains all of the information found on the short form certificate, as well as a number of other details. Certified copies of death registrations containing cause of death are released only with authorization of the Minister responsible for Service Nova Scotia, or a court order.

The long form death certificate includes:

  • surname and given name
  • sex
  • date of death
  • place of death
  • date of birth
  • age
  • place of birth
  • residence
  • occupation
  • marital status
  • name of spouse
  • name of father
  • name of mother
  • name of attending physician
  • name of funeral director
  • disposition
  • place of disposition
  • name of informant
  • address of informant
  • relationship to deceased
  • date of registration
  • registration number
  • date of issue

Indicate accents on your certificate

If your name or address contains any French characters or symbols they can be included. If your last name (surname), first name or middle name(s) contain any French characters or symbols as shown on your original birth registration, please indicate this by checking the applicable box on the online application form.

You may also indicate this by answering yes to the question within the online application form.

Accepted characters

You can use any of the following French characters in these services as part of your name and address:

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How to contact Vital Statistics

Email:
vstat@novascotia.ca
Toll-Free:
1-877-848-2578
Fax:
902-450-7313
Mail:
Service Nova Scotia
Vital Statistics
P.O. Box 157
Halifax, NS
B3J 2M9

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