Access to the deceased's medical records This hyperlink will open in a new window.
Information from the Commission d’accès à l’information

Persons related to the deceased by blood can obtain information from the deceased’s medical records if needed to verify the existence of a genetic or hereditary disease.

Certain persons can also obtain such information if they need it in order to be able to exercise their rights.

Family Allowance This hyperlink will open in a new window.
Administered by Retraite Québec

If the child of a person who was receiving the Family Allowance dies, you must notify Retraite Québec as soon as possible of the date of death so that the deceased’s file can be updated.

The death of a parent of a minor child or the death of a child has an impact on the amount granted under the Family Allowance.

Québec Parental Insurance Plan – Death of a child This hyperlink will open in a new window.
Administered by the Ministère du Travail, de l’Emploi et de la Solidarité sociale

If, at the time of a child’s death, at least one of the child’s parents was receiving benefits under the Québec Parental Insurance Plan (QPIP), you must notify the QPIP of the child’s death by contacting the Centre de service à la clientele.

Québec Parental Insurance Plan – Death of a parent This hyperlink will open in a new window.
Administered by the Ministère du Travail, de l’Emploi et de la Solidarité sociale

If either of the parents of a child was eligible for benefits under the Québec Parental Insurance Plan (QPIP) at the time of the parent’s death, you must notify the QPIP of the date of death by contacting the Centre de service à la clientèle.

Loans and bursaries – Death of a student This hyperlink will open in a new window.
Administered by the Ministère de l’Éducation et de l’Enseignement supérieur

If the deceased was receiving benefits under the Loans and Bursaries Program or the Loans Program for Part-Time Studies, the liquidator of the succession must telephone the Ministère de l’Éducation et de l’Enseignement supérieur to notify it of the student’s death, regardless of whether the student had begun to repay his or her student debt.

Loans and bursaries – Change of situation This hyperlink will open in a new window.
Administered by the Ministère de l’Éducation et de l’Enseignement supérieur

A student must notify the Ministère de l’Éducation et de l’Enseignement supérieur as soon as possible if one of the student’s parents or the student’s sponsor or spouse dies.

Tenant or landlord This hyperlink will open in a new window.
Information from the Tribunal administratif du logement (previously known as the Régie du logement)

The liquidator must notify the landlord of the tenant’s death. If the landlord dies, the lease remains in force and the same conditions apply.

Mandatary, tutor or curator in respect of an incapacitated person This hyperlink will open in a new window.
Information of the Curateur public du Québec

  • The liquidator of the succession must notify the Curateur public du Québec of the death of the mandatary of an incapacitated person
  • a tutor or curator
  • a person under protective supervision or under a homologated mandate.

Upon the death of a person who was a mandatary, tutor or curator in respect of an incapacitated person, a replacement must be appointed. When a mandatary dies, you must verify the protection mandate to see if it names a replacement.

The liquidator must protect the interests of the incapacitated person until the appointment of a new mandatary.

Support payments This hyperlink will open in a new window.
Administered by Revenu Québec

If the deceased was paying you spousal or child support, you must contact the officer in charge of your support file at Revenu Québec This hyperlink will open in a new window. to find out the rules that apply when the creditor of support dies.

Partitioning of the family patrimony and liquidation of the matrimonial or civil union regime This hyperlink will open in a new window.
Information from the Ministère de la Justice

The liquidator of the succession of a person who was married or joined in a civil union must first of all partition the family patrimony, then liquidate the matrimonial or civil union regime before liquidating the succession.

Compensatory allowance This hyperlink will open in a new window.
Information from the Ministère de la Justice

If you are the spouse of a deceased person and you can prove that your personal contribution during the marriage or civil union was significant enough that it enabled the deceased spouse to enrich his or her patrimony with property or services, you may claim a compensatory allowance.

To claim a compensatory allowance, you must submit a claim to the liquidator of the succession within 12 months following your spouse’s death. You must also reach an agreement with the heirs and legatees by particular title to determine the amount of the benefit. If you fail to come to agreement, the amount will be determined by the court. The court will, as applicable, fix the terms of payment of the compensatory allowance or award rights in certain property.

Copy of the marriage or civil union contract This hyperlink will open in a new window.
Information from the Chambre des notaires du Québec

If you are unable to find the deceased’s marriage or civil union contract, you can contact the notary before whom the contract was made or the notary’s successor.

If you are unable to contact the notary, contact the Chambre des notaires This hyperlink will open in a new window..

De facto spouse This hyperlink will open in a new window.
Information from the Ministère de la Justice

The law does not consider a de facto spouse to be a successor, unless his or her name is indicated in the will.

Even if the Civil Code of Québec does not accord the surviving de facto spouse the status of a legal heir, certain government programs do allow de facto spouses to receive benefits in the event of death. You must contact each of the departments and agencies concerned to find out their criteria for recognition of de facto spouses. Generally speaking, in order to be recognized as de facto spouses, you and your partner must have lived together in a conjugal relationship at least three years before one of you dies or for one year if a child has been born or will soon be born of your union, or if a child has been adopted.

Transfer of ownership of an unrestricted firearm This hyperlink will open in a new window.
Administered by the Ministère de la Sécurité publique

If, after the death of the owner of a non-restricted firearm, commonly referred to as a “shoulder arm,” the Application for the simplified forwarding of information relative to the death is completed, the Directeur de l’état civil will forward the information to the Service d’immatriculation des armes à feu du Québec (SIAF), along with the death certificate.

If the firearm has never been registered, the liquidator must apply to register the firearm with the SIAF in the name of the succession if the heir is not known. If the heir is known, the heir must apply to the SIAF to register the firearm upon taking possession of it or as soon as it arrives in Québec.

The liquidator of the succession of a deceased person who owned a firearm that was already registered can transfer ownership of it. Before doing so, the liquidator must make sure that the person acquiring the firearm holds a valid licence to possess and acquire firearms.

Hunter's certificate
Administered by the Ministère des Forêts, de la Faune et des Parcs

If the deceased held a hunter’s or trapper’s certificate or a “certificat de réussite,” it must be mailed back to the Ministère des Forêts, de la Faune et des Parcs (MFFP), together with the death certificate issued by the Directeur de l’état civil and a letter indicating the name of the deceased.

For more information, contact the MFFP.

Licence from the Régie du bâtiment This hyperlink will open in a new window.
Administered by the Régie du bâtiment du Québec

If, after the death of the holder of a licence from the Régie du bâtiment (or the death of the guarantor of the licence holder), the Application for the simplified forwarding of information relative to the death is completed, the Directeur de l’état civil will transmit the information to the Régie. In this case, no proof of death is required.

If the Application for the simplified forwarding of information concerning the death is not completed, you must notify the Régie in writing within 30 days following the death of the licence holder or guarantor.

In every case, you must contact the Régie to find out what other formalities you must complete.

Driver's licence This hyperlink will open in a new window.
Administered by the Société de l’assurance automobile du Québec

If a deceased person held a driver’s licence, the liquidator of the succession must contact the Société de l'assurance automobile du Québec. You can obtain a refund of the fees for every full month following the date of death up to the licence expiration date.

Disabled parking sticker This hyperlink will open in a new window.
Administered by the Société de l’assurance automobile du Québec

If a deceased person held a disabled parking sticker, you must mail the sticker and the accompanying certificate to the Société de l'assurance automobile du Québec, together with a note stating that the sticker holder is deceased.