Correcting Errors

Correcting errors on a death certificate can take up to several months. This can affect collecting life insurance, settling estates, etc. To avoid delays, provide the most accurate information available to the funeral director.

Should you discover after receipt of the death certificate that there is an error, a request for change form can be submitted to the local registrar. The registrar will ask that you complete a form. Corrections can take 8 to 10 weeks to process.