Register a death

Registering a death

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

Day of death Latest registration day
Monday Friday
Tuesday Friday
Wednesday Monday
Thursday Tuesday
Friday Wednesday
Saturday Thursday
Sunday Friday

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

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.