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Register a death

What to do after someone dies

Things you need to do

Book a death registration appointment

Book online - currently suspended

COVID-19 Information and Death Registrations

Due to the current COVID-19 (Coronavirus) situation we are currently only offering telephone death registration appointments. You must book your appointment by telephoning 0300 003 4569. The customer services officer will book you an appointment slot and you will need to be available for one hour from the start time of that appointment for the Registrar to contact you to conduct the registration. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause but these measures are in place to protect both our customers and staff.

How much will it cost?

The service is free of charge. To deal with the deceased's estate, you may need to purchase death certificates which are certified copies of the register entry. Currently due to the COVID-19 pandemic we are restricting purchase to one certificate per registration. Further copies can be purchased once the pandemic is over. There is an £11 fee for each certificate issued. We can only process card payments so please have a card available to pay for your certificate at the time of registration.

Tell us once

This service enables you to notify various National and Local Government agencies that the death has taken place. We offer this as part of your death registration appointment. Tell us once

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Last updated: 5 May 2020 | Last reviewed: 5 May 2020