Register a death

Registering a death

Your doctor will contact Leicestershire Registration Service with: 

  • a Medical Certificate of Cause of Death (MCCD)
  • contact details for next of kin or the person reporting the death

After which, you will be called to book an appointment at one of our Leicestershire Registration Offices. 

Tell us once service

Tell Us Once is a government service which notifies various government departments that someone has died. You do not need to contact all the departments one at a time.

At your appointment to register the death, you will be encouraged to use this service. You will be issued a unique reference code and details on how to access the service.

Informing us of a death

If you are a Leicestershire resident and legally responsible for registering a death which has happened in a different district, you can declare the death to us.


This is not the same as registering a death. This is known as a declaration. 

Please call us using the number below to arrange an appointment at one of our Leicestershire Registration Offices. During your appointment, the information of the death will be documented and  forwarded to the relevant district for them to finalise and complete the registration. 

Certificates can be purchased from the district completing the registration. More information can be found on Register a death – GOV.UK.


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