register the death

In most cases you will need to register the death within 5 days. You need to make an appointment at the appropriate Registrar's Office. We will advise you.

We will advise you

Register the death

Registration procedure

The following people can register a death, contact the Registrar’s Office.

  • Any relative of the person who has died
  • A person who lives at the house where the person died
  • The person arranging the funeral, but not the Funeral Director

Documents required (if applicable):

  • Medical Certificate of Cause of death (issued by the Doctor)
  • Birth Certificate
  • Marriage/Civil Partnership Certificate
  • NHS Medical Card

The Registrar requires the following information:

  • Full name and address of the person who has died including any previous names
  • Date and place of birth
  • Date and place of death
  • Occupation
  • If they were in receipt of a pension or allowance from public funds
  • If applicable, the date of birth of the surviving spouse

The Registrar will issue you with:

  • A green Certificate for Burial or Cremation - to be handed to our funeral director
  • A Certified copy of the Entry of Death - these may be needed for legal or financial purposes - £4 each

What if the Coroner is involved?

Under certain circumstances the death must be reported by the doctor, hospital or Registrar, to the Coroner.  We will advise you accordingly as the registration procedure may vary

People to inform