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Registering a death

A death must be registered within 5 days of its occurrence. This period may be extended in exceptional circumstances and if the Coroner is involved. The registration must take place in the district where the death happened.

Who can register a death?

The death can be registered by:

  • a relative of the deceased
  • someone present at the death
  • the occupier of the premises where the death occurred, if he or she knew of the death
  • another person living at the house, if he or she knew of the death
  • the person making the arrangements with the funeral directors

How to register

Please telephone 0121 704 8002 to book an appointment at one of the following locations:

What information will you need?

You will be asked for the following information:

  • date and place of death
  • name and surname of the deceased and any other names he/she have been know by
  • maiden surname (for married women)
  • date and place of birth
  • last occupation
  • name and occupation of spouse or civil partner
  • usual address
  • whether the deceased was in receipt of a pension or allowance from public funds
  • if the deceased was married or in a civil partnership, the date of birth of the surviving widow/widower/civil partner

You will need to take the medical certificate issued by the doctor, stating the cause of death

To ensure accuracy and reduce the need for corrections it may be helpful to bring the following supporting documents to the registration:

    The deceased person's
  • passport
  • NHS medical card
  • proof of address (e.g. utility bill)
  • all marriage/civil partnership certificates
  • birth certificate
  • deed poll or statutory declaration if appropriate
    Your
  • passport
  • driving licence if held
  • proof of address (e.g. utility bill)

The absence of supporting documents will not prevent registration.

The registrar will issue a certificate for the burial or cremation of the body, in some cases a document may be issued by the coroner. This is normally passed to the funeral director by the relative making the arrangements. A certificate for sending to the Department of Social Security will also be issued by the registrar. The form gives details of the death and an application form for applicable claims.

Where the Coroner is involved a different procedure may apply.

Death certificates

After a death has been registered, one or more certificates may be bought at the time of registration at a cost of £4 each. If copies of the death certificate are required after the registration we can advise you on the fees.

Tell Us Once

When someone has died there are lots of things that need to be done at a time when you probably least feel like doing them. Our Tell Us Once Service can help you tell the people who need to know such as government departments and local council services.

During your appointment to register a death we'll record the details on the Tell Us Once database and provide you with a document containing a unique reference number. You can use this number to complete the Tell Us Once process.

For further information about Tell Us Once visit Gov.UK.

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