Register a Death in Wiltshire

When and where to register a death in Wiltshire

A death must be registered by the Registrar of Deaths for the district in which the death . occurred and within five days, unless the registrar agrees to extend the time.

You might find the video about registering a death on the home page useful first: if you need to find a sympathetic family funeral director, click the link.

You can register a death in Wiltshire at any registration office in England or Wales by way of Declaration but the forms will by sent by post to you by the Registrar of the district within which the death occurred. This will delay things, possibly including the funeral.

There are four main offices to register a death in Wiltshire and opening hours and days vary please contact the registrar to make an appointment and confirm opening times as soon as the medical certificate of cause of death has been issued to you.  This comes from the deceaseds’ GP or a hospital doctor if the death was in hospital. Where the coroner is involved, the Coroner’s officer will tell you when the death can be registered.

Who may register a Death in Wiltshire.

It is preferable for a relative to register a death in Wiltshire. If not, someone who was present at the death, a senior administrator of the establishment where the death occurred, or the person instructing the funeral director can register a death in Wiltshire.

Register a Death in Wiltshire – Meeting the Registrar.

Download our form – to the right – which will help you assemble the information the Wiltshire Registrar will need. Do take advantage of the Tell Us Once Service when you register a death in Wiltshire.

Once the registration has taken place, the Wiltshire registration officer will give you three forms:

  • The green form which authorises the burial or cremation. Sometimes the coroner issues this form.
  • A certificate for Department of Work and Pensions purposes.
  • A death certificate.  You should buy multiple copies as they will usually be required by banks, solicitors, building societies and many more – and they are much more expensive later.

Tell Us Once – really useful, please read!

There are 14 places to register a death in Wiltshire.  All offices run an appointment system and can be contacted by ringing 01225 713007 – between 8.30 am and 5.30 pm, Monday to Friday.  Make sure you check opening times of your selected office as some are open only half a day a week or so.

Emergency Contact Details – eg Religious Reasons

Out of hours emergencies for example where a burial needs to take place for religious reasons within 24 hours, the hospice or hospital chaplaincy or Wiltshire funeral director are all able to contact the Wiltshire Registrar on your behalf.

Offices were you can Register a Death in Wiltshire.

The Registration Office 4 Timber Street Chippenham SN15 3BZ.

The Registration Office The Beeches Bath Road DevizesSN10 2AL

The Registration Office Bourne Hill Salisbury SP1 3UZ
(Postal address:P.O. Box 2281,SalisburySP2 2HX.)

The Register Office The Chestnuts Bythesea Road TrowbridgeBA14 8EZ

Occasional Offices where you can register a death:

The Town Hall High Street Corsham SN13 0EZ

The Library Cross Hayes Malmesbury SN16 9BG.

The Town Council Offices 117 High Street Royal Wootton Bassett SN4 7AU

The Health Centre Broken Cross Calne SN11 8RN

The Library 91 High Street Marlborough SN8 1HD.

The Library Barton Lane Church Street Mere BA12 6JA

Memorial Health Centre St. Michael’s Avenue Tidworth SP9 7EA.

The Library Three Horseshoes Walk Warminster BA12 9BT

The Town Hall Market Place Melksham SN12 6ES.

Westbury Library Westbury House Edward Street Westbury BA13 3BD

Register a death in Wiltshire.