What You Need to Do
You must register the death within 5 days. You must ideally be a member of the family. If this is not possible it should be someone who was present at the death, the person instructing the funeral director or the occupier of the premises in which the death occurred.
A death can only be registered once you have the Medical Cause of Death Certificate from the doctor, or in the case of a death reported to the coroner, confirmation from the coroner's office that the relevant paperwork has been issued to us.
The Government provide a comprehensive toolkit that will help you determine what you need to do in order to register a death. This will tell you how to register the death, based on the circumstances, and what information you will need to provide to the registrar.
Booking an Appointment
To prevent unnecessary waiting all Registration Offices operate an appointment system. Please make an appointment as soon as the Medical Certificate of Cause of Death has been issued to you by the doctor of the deceased, who may be either the general practitioner or a hospital doctor. Please take this certificate with you when you attend your chosen Registration Office.