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 'apply online' link above. 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 p.m. and 2 p.m. and Tuesday to Friday between 9 a.m. and 11 a.m..

Please be aware that due to measurements taken to limit the impact of the coronavirus, opening hours of the Stadswinkel are limited. Until further notice, the opening hours are:

Monday - Friday : 09:00 - 12:00

At this time, appointments can only be made to:

- register a birth
- register a death
- apply for an emergency passport or ID cart (only when you are travelling before the 15th of april)
- apply for a driving license (when valid for less than a month)

We urge you to postpone your appointment in case you are showing health complaints that can be linked to the coronavirus (for instance: nose colds, coughing or fever)


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 €13,80 (rate 2020). You will pay this at your request.