Information on the Electronic Death Registration System (EDRS)

This system enables medical facilities and funeral directors to report deaths electronically with the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. Detailed instructions for funeral homes and medical facilities on how to use EDRS are available. All funeral homes must complete death certificates electronically as well as all hospitals, nursing homes, and hospices that report 10 or more deaths each year.

Included below is a list of recent notices that may affect those who report deaths. Please check back periodically for new updates. If you have any questions, please contact the NYC Bureau of Vital Statistics by calling 646-632-6705 or sending an e-mail to .

Funeral Director Notice-Death Certificate Issuance (PDF)
Burial Desk No Longer Accepts Checks or Money Orders (PDF)
New Deadline to Exchange NYC Death Certificates Issued By Medical Examiner (PDF)
Introduction of New Service Fees for Online Orders (PDF)
NYC Health Department Begins Audit of Death Certificates (PDF)
Information on the Bedford Center Burial Desk (PDF)
Detailed instructions for funeral homes
Detailed instructions for medical facilities

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