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Municipality of Zutphen: registering a death

  • A valid proof of identity.
  • B envelope intended for Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS).
  • The A certificate of natural death, issued by the doctor. Has a certificate of death been issued by the GGD medical examiner? Then the GGD will send it to the municipality itself.
  • Details of the funeral, such as date/time and location.
  • When applicable: marriage certificate of the deceased.

Declaration by surviving dependants

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

Online registration by funeral directors

You can also ask the funeral home to register the death for you. Funeral homes who are located in the Netherlands can register deaths online.

  • Registering a death: free of charge
  • Official copy of the death certificate: €14
  • Verlof begraven of cremeren (permission for burial or cremation): free of charge

Will the burial or cremation take place later than six working days after the death? Then an extension must be granted. For a postponement, please contact the municipality.

  • As a surviving dependant, you receive the extract from the  death certificate and the verlof tot begraven of cremeren (permission for burial or cremation) immediately.
  • Funeral homes should receive the extract and any other documents on the same working day or, at the latest, the next working day.

Questions about this topic?

Contact the Municipality of Zutphen

Visiting address

's Gravenhof 2

7201DN Zutphen

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Last updated on 27 March 2023