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Registering a Death

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You will need to make an appointment at the Registrars Office and you must register the death within five days.

You will need the following information:

  • The medical certificate of cause of death (unless the coroner has issued their document directly to the registrar)

If possible, you can also take the following documents. They’re not all essential but provide much of the additional information you’ll need for the registration. Do not delay registering if you cannot find this paperwork.

  • NHS card (also called the medical card)
  • Birth certificate
  • Driving licence
  • Council tax bill
  • Marriage or civil partnership certificate (if applicable)
  • If possible please take the National Insurance number of the deceased and the number of a surviving spouse or civil partner.
  • Passport
  • Proof of address (e.g. utility bill)

When you see the registrar, they will be as helpful as they can in registering the death. They will require the following information about the deceased:

  • Date and place of the death
  • The address of the person
  • Their full names (including the maiden name of a married woman). Any former married names or other names by which the deceased was known can also be recorded.
  • Where and when they were born (the town or county is sufficient if the exact address is not known). Only the country of origin is required for people born outside the United Kingdom. The country is recorded according to its current name if this is different from how it was known at the date of birth.
  • Their occupation
  • Details of their wife or husband or civil partner
  • Whether they had any government pension or other benefits

While it is not essential, you can also take supporting documents that show your name and address (e.g. a utility bill) but you can still register a death without them.

The registration process can take half an hour.

We are here to help and support you.

If you have any questions, you can call our 24 hour service on 01827 713240
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Testimonials

Thank you for your care, consideration, compassion and professionalism with the funeral arrangements. A sad day made easier to bear with your support.

Pauline, Jack West & Family

A huge thank you to you all. We felt so lost when our beloved mother past away, but you got us through it smoothly by showing us compassion and comforting us all in a very professional way.

Gaye, Hilary & Shelagh

Thank you so much for your kindness, help and support. After we lost our Mum, you helped us through a very hard time. Your thoughtfulness is very much appreciated.

Nikki, Kerry Lynn & Family

Thank you so much for taking care of both my late mother and ourselves. You guided us through a very difficult time, combining professionalism and a very human touch.

Kerry & Peter Mann

Thank you most sincerely for all the help and guidance that we received throughout the funeral process. Everything went very smoothly along with the lovely contribution and beautiful flowers.

Terry & Jenny Jeffries

You showed us impeccable assurance and professionalism, treating our family as though we were the only ones amongst many. We feel extremely fortunate for you to preside over us.

Robert & Jennifer Hemming