Death – issuing a death certificate (original)

  1. Name of the act
    Death – Issuing a death certificate (original)
  2. In what case to act in the matter
    Death of an individual – issue of a death certificate to the survivor, to the funeral organizer.
  3. Characteristics of the act
    Issue of a registry document – death certificate.
  4. Result of the act
    Registry document – the death certificate, which proves the death.
    The registry document is issued on a prescribed form, contains the information entered in the registry book and is provided with special security features against forgery and alteration.
  5. When to deal with the matter
    After the death of an individual – when it is necessary to exercise rights and/or fulfil legal obligations before the state authorities or bodies of local self-government units.
  6. What needs to be submitted when initiating the act electronically
    A written request is submitted by the applicant in the form of an individual application, which shall contain: information about the applicant (name and surname, date of birth, permanent residence address, delivery address – if applicable, legitimacy of interest), as well as the name and surname, date and place of death of the deceased person to whom the registry event relates.
    The application shall be accompanied by:
    • proof that the applicant is the funeral organizer (e.g. funeral/cremation order or invoice, proof of cremation, etc.);
    • a power of attorney with a certified signature of the applicant if the application is handled by an agent;
    • birth certificate, marriage certificate, proof of partnership of the deceased person – especially if he/she was a foreigner.
  7. What needs to be submitted when initiating the act other than electronically
    During the personal visit, the applicant shall submit:
    • proof of identity;
    • proof that the applicant is the funeral organizer (e.g. funeral/cremation order or invoice, proof of cremation, etc.);
    • a power of attorney with a certified signature of the applicant if the application is handled by an agent;
    • birth certificate, marriage certificate, proof of partnership of the deceased person – especially if he/she was a foreigner;
    • the deceased person’s ID card (passport, residence permit, etc., for foreigners).
  8. Where and how to initiate the act electronically
    By submission to the data box of the competent registry office whose jurisdiction includes the place where the individual has died. Alternatively, by submission with a certified electronic signature issued by an accredited certification service provider.
    The original of the death certificate of a person who has died at the city districts of Brno-střed (Brno-Centre), Bohunice, Bosonohy, Kohoutovice, Nový Lískovec and Starý Lískovec may be requested through a data box with ID: qykbwe7. Submission with a certified electronic signature issued by an accredited certification service provider can be made electronically at podatelna.stred@brno.cz. Without the use of a guaranteed electronic signature, the submission shall be confirmed in writing or orally and recorded within 5 days. All required annexes shall be submitted within the same time limit.
  9. Where and how to initiate the act other than electronically
    By a personal visit to the competent registry office of the place where the individual has died.
    The original of the death certificate of a person who has died at the city districts of Brno-střed (Brno-Centre), Bohunice, Bosonohy, Kohoutovice, Nový Lískovec or Starý Lískovec can be obtained at the Registry Office of the Brno-Centre District Office, Dominikánská 2, North Building, ground floor, office hours: Monday and Wednesday 8.00 a.m.-5.00 p.m.
    The application (including any attachments) can be sent in writing via a postal service provider or submitted in person to the competent registry office.
  10. Fee for initiating an act electronically
    No fee
  11. Fee for initiating an act other than electronically
    No fee, except for the fee of the delivery company if the submission is made through the delivery company.
  12. The amount of the benefit or other payment if it is the subject of the act
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  13. Remedies
    An appeal against a decision to refuse to issue a registry document (death certificate) may be lodged within 15 days from the date of its delivery with Odbor vnitřních věcí Magistrátu města Brna (Department of Internal Affairs of the Brno City Hall), Malinovské nám. 3, Brno, through the filing office of the Brno-Centre District Office, Dominikánská 2, Brno. 
  14. Frequently Asked Questions
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  15. Penalties
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  16. Sphere of activity
    State administration exercised in a delegated capacity.
  17. Area
    Registry agenda.
  18. Keywords
    Death, death certificate, registry document
  19. Start of validity of the act description
    9. 11. 2021
  20. End of validity of the act description
    No limitation.
  21. Result of the act recorded in the basic register or in the agenda information system
    After the death has been registered in the registry book, the information on the death of the natural person is entered in the population registration agenda information system or, where applicable, notified to the agenda information system for foreigners.
     

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