How to Register a death in Harrow.
Where to register a death in Harrow or elsewhere:
To register a death in Harrow you will need to contact the borough in which the death occurred. Northwick Park Hospital is in the borough of Brent – NOT Harrow. Please feel free to download our free guide: that may help. You might find the video about registering a death on the home page useful. Should you need a family undertaker, click this link.
To register a death in Harrow please contact the Harrow register office (contact details below) to make an appointment to register a death in Harrow.
Generally you must register a death within 5 days. The person best qualified to register a death is a relative of the deceased. If for some reason this is not possible then please contact the Harrow Register Office for advice.
The death in Harrow cannot be registered until a doctor or the coroner has issued a medical certificate showing the cause of death. If the coroner is involved – which is not unusual – the corner will send the certificate direct to the Registrar.
At your appointment to register a death in Harrow you will be given a death certificate and a burial/cremation certificate (green form) must then be given to the undertaker before the funeral can be arranged. Where the corner has been involved. the burial or cremation certificate will be a coroner’s certificate for cremation and sent directly to the funeral director. If there has been a post mortem but the deceased is to be buried, the Harrow Registrar of death will still issue the certificate.
Register a death in Harrow – the appointment.
Bring the following information and/ or documents with you:
- Date and place of death.
- Full name of the deceased (including previous names if applicable).
- Date and place of birth.
- Address and occupation.
If the deceased was married or widowed then their spouses full names and occupations are required.
For a civil partner, the full names and occupations of the deceased and surviving partner.
If you urgently need a burial/cremation certificate in advance of registration of a death in Harrow and it is outside office hours, the Harrow Registrar operates a service between 9-10 a.m. on Sunday and Bank Holiday mornings. Contact the Civic Centre.
If you have difficulty attending the Harrow Register office to register a death, please ring them for advice.
Harrow Registry Office is open Monday-Friday: 9am- 5pm at The Civic Centre Station Road Harrow HA1 2XY 020 8901 2665 register.office @harrow.gov.uk