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Municipality of Heerenveen: registering a death

If someone dies, the municipality must be officially informed within six working days. The funeral director can register the death, but also a family member or a friend. You arrange it at the town hall.

What to bring

  • your valid ID death certificate, drawn up by the attending physician or the municipal coroner 
  • statement about the cause of death for Statistics Netherlands (B envelope), issued by the attending physician 
  • if you want it updated: the marriage booklet 
  • in case of unnatural cause of death: declaration of no objection to burial or cremation, issued by the public prosecutor 
  • if a postponement of burial or cremation is necessary: statement of no objection, issued by a doctor 
  • if the deceased wishes to make themselves available to science: request to the mayor to issue permission for dissection.

Declaration by surviving dependants

You can register a death yourself. You do this in the municipality where your loved one died. Make an appointment with the municipality for this.

Online registration by funeral directors

Entrepreneurs can submit a declaration online with a form. You need eHerkenning for this.

Official copy of the death certificate: € 15,70

After the notification

You will receive an extract from the death register from the municipality and written permission for the burial or cremation of the deceased.

Questions about this topic?

Contact the Municipality of Heerenveen

Visiting address

Crackstraat 2

8441ES Heerenveen

Opening hours
Monday
08:30-16:00
Tuesday
08:30-16:00
Wednesday
08:30-16:00
Thursday
08:30-16:00
Friday
08:30-16:00
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed
Last updated on 1 January 2023