Register a death in Lancashire - How, Where, Who and What You Need

Register a death in Lancashire

Register a death in Lancashire – how, where, when.

How to register a death in Lancashire.

A death in Lancashire must be registered in the Registration District in which it occurred within 5 working days, unless permission is granted to extend this period or the Coroner is involved. You might find the video about registering a death in Lancashire on the home page useful first.

You can register a death that took place anywhere in the areas covered by Lancashire County Council by going to any of its registration offices. All Lancashire County Council registration offices work on an appointment basis: call 0845 0530021 to make an appointment as soon as you have the medical certificate of death. This is normally supplied by your GP.

Occasionally, if the death was sudden or the doctor treating the deceased is unavailable, it may not be possible for a medical certificate of cause of death to be issued. If this happens, the death will have to be reported to the coroner which may lead to a delay in registering the death.

If this is not possible or convenient to go to a registration office in the area where the death took place then details may be given to any Registrar of Births and Deaths in England or Wales who will forward these to the correct Registration District. This will result in a delay in the “green form” being issued which authorises the undertaker to go ahead with the funeral. Please do bear this in mind when considering dates for the funeral.

Whether you register a death in Lancashire or elsewhere, do check  out the Tell Us Once Service.

Who can register a death in Lancashire? – if you are not the next of kin, click the link.

What information needs to be supplied for the registration of a death?   Download our handy guide to what the registrar needs to know when you register a death in Lancashire.

It is vital the information recorded in the death register is correct. If a mistake is made it will be difficult for the person who registered the death in Lancashire to have it corrected. The person registering the death should check the information to be recorded in the register very carefully before the entry is signed.

If English is not the first language of the relative or other person registering the death and help is needed, it would be helpful for someone else to accompany him or her to the registrar’s office and act as interpreter. However, the relative or other person must register the death personally as a helper cannot register instead of them.

Lancashire Registration Offices use an appointment only system. Please telephone the office of your choice to make an appointment.

Register a death in Lancashire at Accrington Registry Office

Registration Office The Mechanics Institute Willow Street ACCRINGTON BB5 0PF
Phone: 0845 053 0021  Fax 01254 871877 Email: registrarsAccrington@lancashire.gov.uk

Register a death in Lancashire at Burnley Registry Office

Registration Office Lyndhurst House, Todmorden Road, Burnley BB10 4AB
Phone: 0845 053 0021 Fax 01282 412221 Email: registrarsBurnley@lancashire.gov.uk

Register a death in Lancashire at Chorley Registrars Office

Registration Office Devonshire House, Devonshire Road, Chorley PR7 2BY
Phone: 0845 053 0021 Fax 01257 263808 Email: registrarsChorley@lancashire.gov.uk

Register a death in Lancashire at Fleetwood Registry Office

Registration Office New Central Library North Albert Street FLEETWOOD FY7 6AJ
Phone: 0845 053 0021 Email: registrarsFleetwood@lancashire.gov.uk

Register a death in Lancashire at Lancaster Registry Office

Registration Office Georgian House  4 Queen Street LANCASTER LA1 1RS
Phone: 0845 053 0021 Fax 01524 842285 Email: registrarsLancaster@lancashire.gov.uk

Register a death in Lancashire at Lancaster at Lytham Registry Office.

Registration Office The Library Clifton Street LYTHAM FY8 5EP
Phone: 0845 053 0021 Email: registrarsLytham@lancashire.gov.uk

Register a death in Lancashire at Lancaster Registry Office.

Registration Office Charter House, Derby Street, ORMSKIRK, L39 2BS
Phone: 0845 053 0021 Fax 01695 712674 Email: registrarsOrmskirk@lancashire.gov.uk

Register a death in Lancashire at Ormskirk Registry Office.

Registration Office Charter House, Derby Street, ORMSKIRK, L39 2BS
Phone: 0845 053 0021 Fax 01695 712674 Email: registrarsOrmskirk@lancashire.gov.uk

Register a death in Lancashire at Preston Register Office.

Register Office The Lancashire Rose Suite Bow Lane PRESTON PR1 8SE
Phone: 0845 053 0021 Fax 01772 531012 Email: registrarslancashire@lancashire.gov.uk

Lancashire Coroner’s officers contact information

Accrington/ Ribble Valley/ Longridge Phone: 01254 743116

Burnley Phone: 01282 804508

Chorley / Ormskirk Phone: 01257 246207

Lancaster Phone: 01524 596675

Preston Phone: 01772 524740
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HM Coroner Dr James R.H Adeley
Coroner’s Court – Faraday Court Faraday Drive Fulwood Preston Lancashire PR2 9NB
Phone: 01772 703700

HM Coroner – Burnley  Mr Richard Graeme Taylor
Southerns, 6a, Hargreaves Street Burnley Lancashire BB11 1ES
Phone: 01282 438446

Register a death in Lancashire.