Registering a death

You must register your loved one’s passing with the Registrar of Births, Marriages and Deaths in the district where the death occurred.

Registering a death

Call The Registration service or make an appointment online. The death of a member of the family, a relative or a friend is a distressing and difficult time.
Not only do we have to cope with the grief and sadness thee is also the important issue of arranging to register the death. In England and Wales a death must be registered within 5 days of the date of death, unless the Registrar says that this period may be extended or if the coroner is involved. The Registration itself will take approximately 30 minutes.

Unless the Coroner is involved, you will be issued with a Medical Certificate of Cause of Death by the Doctor of the deceased, who will either be a General Practitioner or a Hospital Doctor. Once you have this certificate you should arrange an appointment with the Registrar.

Download our What to do when someone dies information booklet for more information.


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