Register a death

What to bring

To register a death the registrar will need the following information about the deceased:

  • forename(s), surname and maiden surname if applicable
  • dates and places of both birth and death
  • occupation or last occupation if retired
  • home address
  • whether the deceased was receiving a pension or allowance from public funds

If the deceased was married or in a civil partnership:

  • the name and occupation of spouse or civil partner
  • the date of birth of the surviving widow, widower or civil partner

If you have the deceased’s birth or marriage certificates these can be helpful.

The deceased’s medical card should also be given to the registrar, if available.

Once the medical paperwork has been received electronically from the doctor or the coroner, you will receive a call from our staff to make an appointment.


At the registration, you will receive the following:

  • Death certificate – once a death is registered, certificates can be bought at a cost of £11 each. Please bring a card to pay if you require these.
  • Certificate for applicable social security benefits to send to the Department of Social Security.

The certificate for burial or cremation will be emailed to the funeral director of your choice once the appointment is complete.