Register a death

What does it do?

The register office will talk to you in private. You will be asked some questions about the person who has died so that the details can be recorded in the register.
You will need to know:

  • The date and place of death
  • The full first name and surname of the person who has died (and the maiden surname if the person was a married woman). Also if the name had been changed at any time.
  • The date and place of birth
  • The occupation (if the person who has died was a married woman or a widow, the full name and occupation of her husband)
  • The last usual address

A death should normally be registered within 5 days unless the Coroner is investigating the circumstances surrounding the death.

You can book an appointment to register the death using our form below. Please wait until you have been told that the Medical Certificate has been sent electronically by the surgery or hospital to the Register Office.