When the death has been registered by the registrar, you will be given a green form which authorises the burial or cremation to go ahead.

You can choose to use a funeral director or organise the funeral yourself.

For more details on arranging a funeral please see the information on arranging the funeral Opens in a new window and Torquay Crematorium Opens in a new window

The National Association of Funeral Directors Opens in a new window maintain a list of funeral directors who have signed up to a code of practice.

Where no suitable funeral arrangements have been made for someone who died in Torbay, we may have a duty to help out. This is called a public funeral.