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Birth and Death Certificates

The Clerk’s Office at the Town of Essex can provide information on obtaining birth and death certificates.

Birth certificates

The Office of the Registrar General registers all births and deaths that take place in Ontario.

To apply for a birth certificate, visit the Service Ontario website.

If your baby is a newborn, you may use Service Ontario’s Newborn Registration Service to submit the Statement of Live Birth and to apply for a birth certificate, a social insurance number and Canada Child Benefits.

If your birth certificate is lost, stolen or damaged, you must report it immediately to the Office of the Register General.

For further information, contact the Office of the Registrar General at 1-800-461-2156.

Death certificates

To order a death certificate for a death that occurred in Ontario, visit the Service Ontario website.

For further information, contact the Office of the Registrar General at 1-800-461-2156.