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Register 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.

Currently our process to register a death is by phone only. Call 0116 305 6565 to speak to Registrars or email registration@leics.gov.uk 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

Cruse

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.