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How to register a death

The death must be notified within 5 days and registered within 14 days. You can register the death if you are:

  • An Administrator from the Hospital
  • The person making arrangements with the Funeral Directors
  • A close relative
  • An individual who was present at the death

To Register a death, you will need to take the following to the Registry Office:

  • The Medical Certificate of Cause of Death (signed by a Doctor)

If available:

  • The Birth Certificate, Marriage or Civil Partnership Certificate

You will also need to tell the Registrar:

  • The deceased’s full name at the time of death
  • Any names previously used, (eg. maiden name, deed poll, etc)
  • The person’s date and place of birth
  • Their last address
  • Their occupation
  • The full name, date of birth and occupation of their Spouse or Civil Partner (late or surviving)
  • If they were in receipt of a State Pension or any other benefits

The Registrar will be able to guide you further when calling to book an appointment.

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