Reporting a death
You must report a death in Leuven to the city. The city then prepares a death certificate.
Who can report a death?
Anyone who is aware of the death. Usually, the funeral director takes care of it.
How do you report a death?
- Gather together all the documents required to declare a death.
- Send us the documents in one mail.
Mention the surname and first name of the deceased as the subject.
Professor Van Overstraetenplein 1
What happens after my request?
We process the declaration and send the copies and authorisation for burial/cremation. We send the original documents afterwards.
Free of charge.
Did your baby die shortly before or during birth, after a pregnancy lasting at least 140 days? In this case you can have a deed of a stillborn child drawn up. From 180 days (6 months) onwards, it is mandatory.