Mortuary certificate

Mortuary certificate

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Mortuary certificate

Before issuing a death certificate, the Registry Office (“Standesamt”) needs the mortuary certificate ("Leichenschauschein") from the doctor who confirmed the death.


See below for detailed information.

Competent Authority

Registry Office District Höchst ("Standesamtsbezirk Höchst")

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)

E-Mail: Internal Link

Registry Office District Central ("Standesamtsbezirk Mitte")

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)

E-Mail: anmeldung.sterbefaelle@stadt-frankfurt.deInternal Link 

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Service description

You will receive the mortuary certificate (“Leichenschauschein”) from the doctor who has registered the death. It consists of a confidential and a non-confidential section.

You will receive the confidential section in a sealed envelope, possibly in two different envelopes.

The Registry Office (“Standesamt”) needs all sections of the mortuary certificate to certify a death.