Once you have collected the Medical Certificate of Cause of Death from the GP surgery or Hospital Bereavement centre, you will need to contact the local registrar.
The death will need to be registered in the sub-district where the death occurred.
You can find which Registrar’s Office to use, based on the location of the death by visiting:
The Registrar will issue you with the Registrar’s Certificate for Burial or Cremation. This form will be green in colour and should be given to your chosen Funeral Director.
This is also where you can purchase your Certified Copy of an Entry which is commonly known as a death certificate. These will come at a cost of £11 per copy and you will not need to purchase one for us.
Registering a death usually takes around 30 minutes.
- Relative or Civil Partner of the Deceased
- Relative or Civil Partner present at death
- Relative or Civil partner residing in sub-district where the death occurred
- Any person present at death or any person who found the body
- The person in charge of making the funeral arrangements
- Medical Certificate of Cause of Death (Signed by the Doctor)
If available but not necessary
- Birth Certificate
- Council Tax Bill
- Driving License
- Marriage or Civil Partnership Certificate
- NHS Medical Card
- Proof of Address
- Deceased full name and maiden name (if applicable)
- Date of death
- Date of Birth
- Place of Birth and Death
- Usual address of the Deceased
- Any government benefits that the Deceased was receiving
- Deceased occupation (and Husband’s occupation if deceased is a married women)
- Name and date of birth of any surviving Widow/Widower
- Informant’s Full name, what qualified them to register the death (Relationship), Home Address
-Registrar’s Certificate for Burial or Cremation (This form needs to be given to the Funeral Director)
-Certified copy of an Entry (these come at a cost of £11 per copy)
-BD8 Notification of death – This will allow the cancellation of any Pensions or government benefits the Deceased may have had.
-Tell us once service, this is a service that lets you report a death to most government organisations such as building societies, DVLA, HMRC revenue and customs, local councils etc.
When you register the death the registrar will:
-Give you the phone number for the Tell Us Once service
-Give you a unique reference number to use the Tell Us Once service online or by phone
To use the ‘tell us once’ service you will need the following details of the person who has passed away:
-Date of Birth
-National Insurance Number
-Vehicle Registration Number
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact