How to register a death, who can register a death and what you need to bring.
You must register a death within five days. This is longer if the coroner is involved. All registrations are by appointment only and will take about 40 minutes.
You can register at:
You can register the death if:
What to bring to the appointment
We’ll also need your name and address. Please bring some ID with you like your passport, council tax bill, driving licence, birth certificate or a utility bill
We’ll need this information about the person who died, if you have it:
The registrar will ask you to sign to confirm that the details in the register are correct.
If you notice a mistake after the registration you will need to apply for the entry to be corrected. There is a charge for corrections.
We will give you a Certificate for Burial or Cremation, sometimes called the green form. This means you can arrange the burial or cremation.
You can buy death certificates for £11 each. You’ll need a certificate when you tell organisations, like banks or insurance companies, that the person has died.
You can buy more certificates any time after the registration.
The Tell Us Once service will be offered during your appointment and sent to you by email.
If you cannot register the death in the area where the death happened we can send your details to the correct office.
The registrar in that area will enter the information in the death register. They will call you to make a payment for copies of the death certificate if you would like one.