Local registrars are appointed by the Department of Health to work with funeral directors to register deaths that occur in Pennsylvania. All local registrars are required to register deaths that are reported through EDRS and on our paper "Certificate of Death". Local registrars also provide the important services of issuing death certificates to the funeral director upon registration of a report of death. Local registrars are authorized to issue death certificates for the first 90-days after the report of death is filed.
To find the local registrar in your district, please download our
List of Local Registrars.
EDRS Guidance for Local Registrars
The following list of Quick Reference Sheets (QRS) are available only to local, assistant and deputy registrars