To complete the death certificate and burial permit, the State of Michigan requires this information be collected from a family member.
The informant named on this form will also be used on the death certificate.
We will file the completed death certificate with the Vital Statistics Office in the county where the death occurred.
Authorization for Cremation is required before cremation can take place.
The person(s) authorized to sign for cremation are the deceased's next of kin.
This may require multiple authorizations (example: if children are the legal next of kin, a majority must authorize).