Death Certificates

Death Certificates for the Dublin Area

No Post-Mortem / Autopsy:

If the death occurs in a hospital/hospice, the medical records department in the hospital/hospice will forward the medical paperwork (medical certificate) to the next-of-kin who must then bring it to the Registrars’ Office which is located at Lucia House, (left-hand side of Joyce House) 8/11 Lombard Street East, (off Pearse Street), Dublin 2, (Ph: 01 671 1968) to register the death and obtain a death certificate at the same time. It is advisable to get several death certificates.
If a GP is to issue the medical certificate (when the death has occurred in a house or nursing home) then the next-of-kin must obtain it from the GP, and bring it to the Registrar’s Office at Lombard Street East to register the death and obtain death certificates as described above.

Post-Mortem / Autopsy:

If a post-mortem/autopsy has taken place then the coroner will send the medical paperwork to the Registrar’s office. This usually takes 8-12 weeks, however, the coroner can issue an interim death certificate if required depending on where the death occurred. To obtain an interim death certificate please contact the Dublin City Coroner at 01- 8743006.

Death Certificates for the Kildare Area

No Post-Mortem / Autopsy:

If the death occurs in a hospital/hospice, the medical records department in the hospital/hospice will forward the medical paperwork (medical certificate) to the next-of-kin who must then bring it to the Registrars’ Office, Monread Road, Naas, Co. Kildare (Ph: 045 887671) to register the death and obtain a death certificate at the same time. It is advisable to get several death certificates.
If a GP is to issue the medical certificate (when the death has occurred in a house or nursing home) then the next-of-kin must obtain it from the GP, and bring it to the Registrar’s Office, Monread Road, Naas, Co. Kildare to register the death and obtain death certificates as described above.

Post-Mortem / Autopsy:

If a post-mortem/autopsy has taken place then the coroner will send the medical paperwork to the Registrar’s office. This usually takes 8-12 weeks; however, the coroner can issue an interim death certificate if required depending on where the death occurred. To obtain an interim death certificate please contact the Kildare County Coroner at 01-7165588 email coroner@kildarecoco.ie

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