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How to register the death

Our experienced Funeral Directors can help explain the procedure involved in registering a death.

In most cases, registration should take place prior to the funeral and is carried out by a relative. If there isn’t a relative available then the duty must be performed by any person present at the death, the occupier of the premises the death took place, or by the person who is accepting responsibility for arranging the funeral.

It may be necessary to make an appointment with the Registrar.

What information will the Registrar need?

  • The date and place of their death
  • Their full name
  • The date and place of their birth
  • Their occupation
  • Their home address
  • If they were in receipt of a pension or allowance from public funds
  • If married, the date of birth of the surviving spouse

The Registrar will also need the following documentation:

  • Medical Certificate of Cause of Death
  • Deceased's National Health Service medical card (if available)
  • Deceased's Birth Certificate
  • Deceased's Marriage Certificate (if applicable)

The Registrar may issue a green certificate for burial or cremation, which is required by us prior to the funeral. Certified copies of the entry of death can be obtained for a small charge – these may be needed for legal or financial purposes.

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