Vital Statistics

What information is required to obtain certificates?
Birth Certificate:
  • Name of individual (name registered at birth)
  • Date of Birth
  • Place of Birth
  • Mother's maiden name and given names
  • Mother's place of birth
  • Father's name
  • Father's place of birth
  • Reason why certificate is required (Passport, Driver's Licence, SIN, etc.)
  • Consent (see below)
Marriage Certificate:
  • Surname (before marriage) and given names of both parties to the marriage
  • Place of birth of each party to the marriage
  • Date of marriage
  • Place of marriage
  • Reason why certificate is required (Divorce, Pension, Passport, SIN, etc.)
Death Certificate:
  • Surname and given name(s) of deceased
  • Date of death
  • Place of death
  • Name of Funeral Home (if known)
  • If deceased was married, given name of spouse
  • Reason why certificate is required (Insurance, Pension, etc.)

IMPORTANT: A person applying for a birth or marriage certificate who is not the person named on the certificate, must provide written consent of the person named on the certificate. The consent must be dated and signed by the person named on the certificate. This written consent must be faxed or mailed along with the application to Vital Statistics in order for the application to be processed. Certificates will not be issued without this written consent.

For example: If Mike Smith is applying for Jane Doe's birth certificate, Mike must provide signed and written consent by Jane stating that Jane is giving her consent for Mike to apply and receive her birth certificate.


  1. A parent is not required to submit written consent if their child is under 19 years of age.
  2. If someone is applying for a deceased person's birth or marriage certificate, a written consent is not possible. Please submit proof of death with your application.
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