What to do in case of death?
- Report death (if the deceased person did not die in the hospital)
- Coroner's inquest
- Contactfuneral home
- Contact family doctor for issuance of treatment certificate
- A sanitary police autopsy may be required if the cause of death is unclear
- The cause of death cannot be disclosed due to medical confidentiality (except by a written release from medical confidentiality during life)
When and to whom do I have to report the death?
As soon as someone has died outside the Innsbruck Regional Hospital, please report the death immediately:
What is the necropsy
After each death, a medical examiner on duty must conduct a coroner's inquest.
- The coroner's inquest may be conducted no earlier than three hours after the death has occurred.
- No changes may be made to the deceased person (including dressing or changing clothes).
The funeral home can only transfer the deceased person from the place of death after the coroner's inquest.
I would like to transfer the deceased person abroad or to another state. What should I do?
Even if cremation is planned or in the case of a transfer to another federal state or abroad, please contact your funeral home.
Where can I get a death certificate?
You can get a death certificate in Service Unit Registry office and citizenship - Deaths
Further official channels in the event of death
Further information on official channels in the event of death can be found at oesterreich.gv.at.
Data protection information in accordance with Art. 13 GDPR for the death certificate
Please note that we process the personal data provided by you exclusively for the purpose of the proper certification of a death following the transmission of the notification of death by the City Department Registry office and civil status matters.
The legal basis for the processing of your personal data is in accordance with Section 28 ff in conjunction with Section 57 of the 2013 Civil Status Act Federal Law Gazette 1 Number 16/2013 as amended; Section 10 of the 2013 Civil Status Act Implementing Ordinance Federal Law Gazette 2 Number 324/2013 as amended; Tariff B Tariff item 20 Federal Administrative Fees Ordinance 1983 Federal Law Gazette Number 24/1983 as amended; Section 14 Fees Act 1957, Federal Law Gazette Number 267/1957 as amended; Bilateral and multilateral agreements regarding the exchange of matrices. The following register searches were carried out in the course of the proceedings: Central Civil Status Register and predecessor system and Central Register of Residents. The personal data is forwarded to the following Dritte: Youth welfare institutions; Main Association of Austrian Social Security Institutions; Federal Minister of Finance; Public Employment Service (in the case of entitlement under the Unemployment Insurance Act or the Aliens Employment Act); competent provincial police directorate; driving license authority, if the person has reached the age of 15; voter registration, if the person has reached the age of 14; passport authority; military commanders in Austria (between the ages of 17 and 51); aliens police authority and asylum authority; ordinary courts; Statistics Austria; foreign civil status authorities. Transmission to Dricountries takes place exclusively on the basis of bilateral or multilateral agreements in the case of foreign nationals. The personal data will be deleted 120 years after the date of death entered in the Central Civil Status Register due to the legal obligation under Section 46 (4) of the 2013 Civil Status Act. The provision of personal data is required by law.
In accordance with the provisions of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), all persons have the right to information, rectification, erasure, restriction of processing, data portability and the right to object where consent has been given. There is no automated decision-making, including profiling. You can exercise these rights in writing and with proof of identity via firstname.lastname@example.org. The provision of personal data is required by law in order to exercise your rights as a data subject. You can find more information online at www.innsbruck.gv.at. Finally, you have the right to lodge a complaint with the Austrian data protection authority(email@example.com, www.dsb.gv.at).