How to Register a Death in Norfolk

Register a Death in Norfolk

Register a death in Norfolk: you can book an appointment click here and book online to register a death in Norfolk or call Norfolk Council on 0344 800 8020 Monday to Friday between 9am to 5pm. Outside office in an emergency the Police can contact a registrar: call 101 and ask for the control room.

Please download our guide to what the registrar needs to know to register a death in Norfolk. You might find the video about registering a death on the home page useful first. A death in Norfolk must be registered within 5 days unless the registrar has given permission (in exceptional circumstances) to extend this. If the coroner is involved then his office will advise you when the death can be registered.

Where should I register a death in Norfolk?

A death is actually legally registered in the registration district where it occurred: however, you can go through the process of completing the paperwork at any registrar in England or Wales. That registrar will then send all the paperwork to register a death in Norfolk to the Norfolk Registrar. The Norfolk Registrar will complete the formal registration process and then send the documents to the person registering the death.

This means that the paperwork needed to allow the funeral proceed will not arrive so quickly, and the funeral could be delayed.

An appointment is always required to register a death in Norfolk.

Allow 30 minutes plus for your appointment, an extra 15 minutes should be allowed for the Tell Us Once Service.  The later will save a great deal of time later.

Who may register a death in Norfolk?

If you are not the next of kin, please read this page which shows who the best people to register a death in Norfolk area.

What will I need to take to the registration office to register a death in Norfolk?

Please download our list to the right, which will help you to assemble the necessary information to register a death in Norfolk.

What will the Norfolk Registrar give you?

Once the registration process is complete, the Norfolk Registrar will give you the form needed to allow the funeral to take place ( the Green Form) and a certificate of Registration of Death (also known as Form BD8 or a Form 344) for social security purposes.

If you don’t use the Tell Us Once notification service at the end of the registration you will need to complete this form and return it to your local social security office. This form is free of charge. Alternatively you can notify the Department of Work and Pensions by telephone.

The Norfolk Registrar will also give you as many copies of the death certificate as you pay for. They are much cheaper at the time you register a death in Norfolk, and you always need more than you expect for banks, solicitors, insurance companies, the Land Registry etc etc. So buy plenty.

Where to Register a death in Norfolk.

You must have an appointment to register a death in Norfolk. To make an appointment in any Norfolk Registration office make an appointment online to register a death in Norfolk or call 0344 800 8020 Monday to Friday 9am – 5pm. Outside hours in an emergency only, the Police can contact a registrar. Please call 101 and ask for the control room.
You can email any of the offices.

Death appointments are not normally available on Saturdays because of potential difficulties with obtaining information from doctors or getting hold of missing paperwork when other agencies are closed. It can be extremely frustrating to make an appointment only to have to return the following week because of problems with paperwork. However, in an emergency please call the Police on the number given above.

On a Saturdays we have fewer staff to take telephone calls or to see people who drop in and staff are often busy with clients which means they can do neither. To avoid frustration or delay it would be better to telephone during the week when the office is fully manned or to make an appointment, even if it is just to discuss something, before you attend.

Click here for main County Council registration page

Register a death in Norfolk at Diss Registration Office.

Council Offices, Market Hill, Diss, Norfolk IP22 4JZ.
Birth and Death appointments
Telephone: 0344 800 8020
This is a part-time office and an appointment is necessary for all visits.
Office email: diss.registration@norfolk.gov.uk

Register a death in Norfolk at Downham Registration Office.

15 Paradise Road, Downham Market, Norfolk PE38 9HS.
Birth and Death appointments
Telephone: 0344 800 8020
This part-time office an appointment is necessary for all visits
Office email: downham.registration@norfolk.gov.uk

Register a death in Norfolk at Dereham Registration Office.

Breckland Business Centre. St Withburga Lane, Dereham, Norfolk, NR19 1FD.
Birth and Death appointments
Telephone: 0344 800 8020
Open Monday to Friday, 9:30am to 3:30pm.
An appointment is necessary for all visits.
Office email: dereham.registration@norfolk.gov.uk

Register a death in Norfolk at Fakenham Registration Office.

Fakenham Connect, Oak Street, Fakenham, Norfolk NR21 9SR.
Birth and Death appointments
Telephone: 0344 800 8020
This is a part-time office and an appointment is necessary for all visits.
Office email: fakenham.registration@norfolk.gov.uk.

Register a death in Norfolk at Great Yarmouth Registration Office.

The Library, Tolhouse Street, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR30 2SH.
Birth and Death appointments
Telephone: 0344 800 8020
An appointment is necessary for all visits.
Office email: gtyarmouth.registration@norfolk.gov.uk.

Register a death in Norfolk at King’s Lynn Registration Office.

The Town Hall, Saturday Market Place, King’s Lynn, PE30 5DQ.
(The Town Hall is just at the top of the Saturday Market).
Birth and Death appointments
Telephone: 0344 800 8020
An appointment is necessary for all visits.
Office email: klynn.registration@norfolk.gov.uk.

Register a death in Norfolk at North Walsham Registration Office.

18 King’s Arms Street, North Walsham, Norfolk, NR28 9JX.
Birth and Death appointments
Telephone: 0344 800 8020
This part time office is open Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 9:30am to 4:30pm but an appointment is necessary for all visits.
Office email: nwalsham.registration@norfolk.gov.uk

Register a death in Norfolk at Norwich Register Office.

Archive Centre, County Hall, Martineau Lane, Norwich NR21 2DQ

Birth and Death appointments
Telephone: 0344 800 8020
Fax: 01603 632677
Monday to Friday: 9.30am to 4.30pm.

An appointment is necessary for all visits.

Office email: norwich.registration@norfolk.gov.uk.

Register a death in Norfolk at Thetford Registration Office.

King’s House, King Street, Thetford, Norfolk IP24 2AP.
Birth and Death appointments
Telephone: 0344 800 8020.
This part-time office and an appointment is necessary for all visits.

Office email: thetford.registration@norfolk.gov.uk

Register a death in Norfolk.