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Registering a death in the Netherlands

Would you like to report the death of a loved one or someone else? Usually the funeral director will declare the death, but you can also do this yourself. This should be done at the municipality where your loved one died.

This is how it works in your (future) place of residence

Your (future) place of residence falls under the Municipality of Goeree-Overflakkee.

Declaration of death

If someone dies, this must be reported to the municipality before the burial or cremation takes place.

Description 

If someone dies, this must be reported to the municipality in which the person died. Do this before the funeral or cremation takes place. The funeral director often does this on behalf of the next of kin. The municipality ensures that the basic registration of persons (BRP) is adjusted.

Next of kin arrange the burial or cremation of the deceased. Does this not happen, for example because there are no next of kin? The municipality then arranges for the deceased to be buried.

Questions about this topic?

Contact the Municipality of Goeree-Overflakkee

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