Register a death

What to do after someone dies

Things you need to do

Book a death registration appointment

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Death Registrations

All death registration appointments are offered at our Chippenham, Devizes, Salisbury and Trowbridge offices. You must book your appointment by telephoning 0300 003 4569. The customer services officer will book you an appointment slot and you will need arrive for your appointment ten minutes before it is due to start. Whilst face coverings are no longer mandatory we would ask our customers to wear one if possible as covid cases are rising rapidly in the South of England again.   We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause but taking this precaution will help us 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. These may be required for banks, building societies, insurance claims, solicitors and some pension schemes. There is a fee for each certificate issued.

Tell us once

This service enables you to notify various National and Local Government agencies that the death has taken place. The registrar will record some details and you will be provided with contact details to complete the remaining information online or by telephone.  We offer this as part of your death registration appointment.

Tell us once

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