Registering a Death

When someone dies you will need to register the death with the Registrar in the district where the death has occurred. You must register the death within five days unless a coroner is conducting further investigation.

What you need to Register the Death

The registrar will need the following information:

  • Full name and any previous names used
  • Date and place of death
  • Date and place of birth
  • Occupation
  • Last address
  • If married, or in a civil partnership, full name, date of birth and occupation of
    surviving spouse or civil partner.

The registrar will also need the following documents:

  • Medical certificate of cause of death
  • NHS medical card if available
  • Birth Certificate of the person who has died
  • Marriage or civil partnership certificate.