Register a death in Cheshire - Who, Where and What Do You Need

Register a death in Cheshire

Register a death in Cheshire – How, Who, Where.

This page covers how to register a death in both East Cheshire and West Cheshire and Chester which are run be different local authorities, so do make sure you contact the right one.  You might find the informative video about registering a death on the home page first.   If you need the services of a real family undertaker, go here.

If for some reason it is hard to register a death in Cheshire within five days,  the time allowed can be extended by the Registrar in exceptional circumstances or if the coroner is involved. The registration takes place in the district where the death happened. This can be at any of the registration offices in  the Registration District the person died in, that is either Cheshire East or West Cheshire and Chester.

East Cheshire has an appointment system – you will need to call the Registration Service 0300 123 5019 to make an appointment at the register office in Cheshire East which is the most convenient to you.

For West Cheshire and Chester, the number is 0300 123 7037 and once again, registration is by appointment only.

If it is difficult to get to the appropriate registration office, you may visit any Register Office in England or Wales give the necessary information. However registration by “declaration” will result in a delay in issuing the document needed for the funeral.

Register a death in Cheshire.

Before attempting to register a death in Cheshire, you must have the Medical Cause of Death Certificate from the doctor, or in the case of a death reported to the coroner, confirmation from the coroner’s office that the appropriate certificates have been issued by his office.  The coroner often sends the document direct to the undertaker, but the Coroners Officers will advice you.

Who can register a death in Cheshire?

In order of preference:

  • a relative of the deceased
  • a person who was present at the death
  • the person who is arranging the funeral
  • the occupier of the establishment where the death took place.

What information will the registrar need to register a death in Cheshire?

Download our form so you note down the details for the Cheshire Registrar.

How long will the appointment to register the death last?

The meeting with the Registrar will take approximately 30 minutes.

What certificates are issued by the Cheshire Registrar?

  • The green form, which allows the funeral director to go ahead with the funeral.
  • Benefits Agency certificate to complete this and send it to off to cancel the deceased’s state pension and any other state allowances.
  • Death certificates. These are cheaper on the day and you will inevitably need more than you expect for  dealing with the will, probate, bank accounts, insurance and so on.

Tell Us Once – when you register a death in Cheshire, using this service will save the executor a lot of time.

Contacts  – all registrations are by appointment only.

East Cheshire Registrars 0300 123 5019

East Cheshire: Crewe Register Office                                                           Delamere House Chester StreetCrewe CW1 2LLTelephone: 0300 123 5019  Fax: 01270 375 107  Email Crewe Register Office

East Cheshire: Macclesfield Registration Office                                    Town Hall Extension, Market Place, Macclesfield, SK10 1EATelephone: 0300 123 5019 Fax: 01625 619 225 Email Macclesfield Register Office

To make an appointment with the Cheshire West and Chester Registrations Service: Email: chesterregisteroffice@cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk      DO NOT RING THE REGISTRY OFFICE, ring 0300 123 5019.                 Telephone: 0300 123 7037  Fax: 01244 972934.

CheshireWest and Chester: Chester Register office

Goldsmith House Goss Street Chester CH1 2BG.

Cheshire West and Chester:                                                                               

Northwich Tourist Information Centre 1 The Arcade,Northwich,CW9 5AS      Tel: 01606 288814 (the Registrar attends part time.)

Register a death in Cheshire West and Chester:  

Winsford Library High Street, Winsford, CW7 2AS  Telephone: 01606 275065.

Cheshire West and Chester:

Blacon Library  Western Avenue, Blacon, Chester, CH1 5QY 01244 390628.

Register a death in Cheshire West and Chester:

Ellesmere Port Library Civic Way, Ellesmere Port, CH65 0BG  0151 337 4684/5.

Register a death in Cheshire West and Chester:

Princeway Health Centre, 2 Princeway Frodsham,Cheshire WA6 6RX‎ 01928 732110

Register a death in Cheshire.