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All deaths must be registered within 5 days

Registering a death

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All deaths must be registered within 5 days. This includes weekends and bank holidays.

Day of deathLatest registration day

You can register a death that took place in Leicestershire (not Leicester City) by booking an appointment at any of our registration offices.

Currently our process to register a death is by phone only. Call 0116 305 6565 to speak to Registrars or email if you are not able to telephone.

After registering a death you’ll be able to use GOV.UK’s online Tell us Once service, which will notify most government organisations in one go.

Age UK have information on other organisations you will also need to notify, such as utility companies.

Useful links


If you need support dealing with bereavement and grief during the coronavirus outbreak, Cruse (national bereavement charity) has information on their website.

The National Bereavement Partnership - COVID-19 Hub

The partnership provides a platform for associated practical advice services, support assistance and where needed, counselling to all those affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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