Registering a Death

This page will guide you through registering a death. The registration is done by appointment.

Registering A Death

The following people can register the death:

  • A relative
  • A person present at the death
  • The person arranging the funeral

The Registrar will require the following documents:

  • Medical certificate which is emailed from GP Surgery or Hospital. If the Coroner is involved, they will issue paperwork in place of the Doctor’s medical certificate

For further information regarding the Coroner, click here.

For Registrar contact details, click here.

The Registrar will require the following information regarding the deceased:

  • Full name (including any previous or maiden name where appropriate)
  • Address
  • Date and place of birth
  • Date and place of death
  • Last occupation
  • If the deceased was receiving any pension or allowance from public funds
  • Full name of spouse or partner
  • Date of birth of spouse or partner
  • Last occupation of spouse or partner
  • Your name and address

Upon registration the Registrar will issue the following certificates:

Certificate for Burial or Cremation (also known as the green certificate)

This is emailed to us, the Funeral Director, by the Registrar.

This form is free of charge.

A Certificate of Registration of Death (also known as Form BD8)

The Registrar will email you this for state pension.

This form is free of charge.

 Death Certificate

Certified copies will be needed for any of the following purposes, among others:

Bank and Building Society accounts*

Life Insurance

Private Pension

Solicitor

Death certificates are £ 11.00 per copy (payable via debit or credit card). You can order further certificates online if required.

The death certificates will then be posted to you from the Registrar’s office the same day as you have registered the death.

*Note: In most cases upon visiting a Bank or Building Society, they will need a certified death certificate to photocopy for their records, but will then hand you the original certificate back. Please note, you can use the Life Ledger service instead. For further information see below.

The Life Ledger Service:

This service allows you to notify a person’s death to over 1000 UK companies ranging from banks and insurance to gas, water, telecoms and social media.

Contact all of the businesses connected with the deceased from a single point by clicking here

Tell Us Once Service:

This is a service that lets you report a death to most government organisations in one go. Click here

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