Register a death

What do I need to register a death?

If the Coroner’s office is involved, for example if the death was sudden or unexpected, they will advise you of when/if you need to register.

Usually the doctor will issue a Medical Certificate of Cause of Death, please check they have sent it directly to us before you book your registration appointment.

The registrar will ask for the following information about the deceased:

  • Place and date of death.
  • Full name, including maiden name (if applicable) and any previous names.
  • Date and place of birth.
  • Occupation.
  • Home address.
  • The full name, date of birth and occupation of their spouse or civil partner (if applicable).

It is useful to have supporting documents with you when we call, such as the deceased’s:

  • Passport
  • Driving licence
  • Utility bill
  • Birth and marriage certificates

However, if these are unavailable we can still register without them.

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