In Goa, the District Magistrate and Collectors have been designated as District Registrars for Death and the Sub-Divisional Magistrates/Block Development Officers have been designated as Additional Registrar of Death.
In addition, the Executive Officers of Agartala Municipality/Nagar Panchayats and Incharges of State/District/Sub-Divisional Hospitals have also been notified as the Registrars of Death and Officers issuing Death certificate.
In case of delayed registration, an affidavit from judicial magistrate indicating the date and place of death is also required.
The occurance of death should be registered after 21 days but within 30 days of its occurrence. A late fee of Rs.2/- only and Rs.5/- upto a period of one year can be levied after that. Events which have been reported a year later, after its actual occurrence invites a late fee of Rs.10/-
Ordinarily, a person unheard of for the period of seven years shall be presumed as dead. The presumption of death and place of occurrence is determined by the competent court/authority on the basis of oral and documentary evidence and the date and place determined by the Court in a declaratory suit is relied upon.