Register a death

When someone died, the municipality where the person died must be informed. This also applies to a stillborn child. Usually the funeral service provider does this on behalf of the relatives. You can report a death via "eHerkenning" via the 'apply online' link below. If you do not have "eHerkenning", you can also make an appointment at the Stadswinkel.

When the death has been reported, you will be given permission to bury or cremate the deceased. The municipality of Helmond also ensures that the basic registration of persons (BRP) is adjusted. The municipality of Helmond makes a death certificate. 

Apply online

You report a death with eHerkenning via the following link:

You can also make an appointment online or by phone with the Stadswinkel. You can report a death in the Stadswinkel from Monday between 12:00 pm and 02:00 pm and Tuesday to Friday between 09:00 am and 11:00 am.

Make an appointment for a declaration of death (Dutch only, without eHerkenning)



You are not allowed to bury or cremate the deceased within 36 hours of the passing, or later than 6 workdays after the passing. If you wish to bury or cremate the deceased sooner, you'll need approval of the mayor of Helmond.


Reporting a death is free of charge. An extract of the death certificate costs €14 (rate 2021). You will pay this at your request.