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Register a Death - Overview

Key points to be aware of:

  • No funeral is possible before registration
  • Register within 5 days of the death
  • Make an appointment
  • The death is registered at the District Registration Office for the area where the death occurred
  • The informant is usually a relative
  • Essential to take certificate showing cause of death
  • Other information about the deceased will be required (see details)
  • Obtain Certificate allowing burial or cremation (sometimes called the "green form")
  • Obtain copies of the death certificate (£4.00 each)

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