How to Register a Death

The person who registers a death is usually a family member. However, if there are no relatives the death can be registered by:

  • Anyone present at the death
  • Someone who resides with the person who has died
  • The person taking responsibility for the funeral arrangements

An appointment is usually necessary and can be made once the Medical Certificate has been issued by the medical practitioner.

Information Required by the Registrar

  • Their full name
  • The date of death
  • Place of death
  • Date and place of birth
  • Their occupation
  • Their home address
  • If they had a pension
  • If they were married (if so their husband or wife’s date of birth)

Documents Required by the Registrar

  • Medical Certificate of cause of death

and if you have them:

  • NHS Medical Card
  • Birth Certificate
  • Marriage Certificate

What the Registrar will do

The Registrar will issue a green certificate for burial or cremation. We will need this document. Additional certified copies of the entry of death can be obtained for a small fee (these may be needed for legal and insurance purposes). Registering a death may differ if the coroner is involved. We will be happy to talk to you if this occurs and advise you accordingly.