Register a death

Who can register a death


Deaths that have taken place in Leicestershire should register with us.

If the death happened in Leicester, please Register a death with Leicester City Council.

You are responsible for registering a death if you are a relative of the deceased either through blood, marriage, civil partnership or adoption.

Other people who can legally register a death are: 

  • someone who was present at the death
  • someone who lives in the house or institution where the death occurred
  • a person who is arranging the funeral

If you’re unsure about whether you can register the death yourself you can use the GOV.UK online tool to find out.