For the western districts of Frankfurt am Main, such as:
Griesheim, Höchst, Nied, Schwanheim, Sindlingen, Sossenheim, Unterliederbach und Zeilsheim
Registry Office District Höchst ("Standesamtsbezirk Höchst")
Seilerbahn 2, 65929 Frankfurt am Main
Tel.: +49 69 212 45570 (9 am - 12 noon)
For the southern, northern or eastern districts of Frankfurt am Main:
Registry Office District Central ("Standesamtsbezirk Mitte")
Bethmannstr. 3, 60311 Frankfurt am Main
Tel.: +49 69 212 73505 (9 am - 12 noon)
You can register a death at the Registry Office ("Standesamt") during the normal opening hours.
If a person has died in a nursing home or hospital, a partially completed formal notification of death will be given there. But you will need to complete the formal notification using the information you have.
To officially register a death, you need to bring some documents to the Registry Office ("Standesamt").
In all cases, you will need:
* If there is no valid identification card or the address is not shown, please give proof of the main residence. To do this, use one of these documents:
If a person has died at home or in a nursing home that is not required to tell the Registry Office, we have a form available for you to fill out using the information you have.
Extra documents needed for the deaths commonly certified by us:
If the deceased was single, we need the original:
If the deceased was married, we need the original:
If the deceased was widowed, we need the original:
If you do not have the marriage and death certificate, we need a certified copy of the marriage register.
If the deceased was divorced, we also need the original:
* If you cannot show a current marriage certificate, please present a legally binding divorce decree – with a translation if it is not in German. This might be needed if the marriage happened abroad.
If the deceased was a displaced person or late repatriate, we also need the original:
If the deceased was a foreign national, we also need the original: