Registering a death.
Register the passing of the deceased – click on the link for the relevant area for local information, but you can register it with any other Registrars in England and Wales, though this will slow the process slightly. If you need help with the legal side, contact us. This page offers advice on who should register the death.
PDF form to gather the necessary information for the Registrar.
There is also a free fact sheet on how to register a death you can download now. The ideal time to complete the basics of this is long before anyone dies when all the information can be easily found. So why not be prepared yourself? Be prepared!
If you haven’t already watched it, here is the official Government video what to do when someone dies. It is well worth a listen before you request our Guide and Tips and the download the Fact Sheet.
It is a requirement that registration takes place within 5 days, so if you are unable to do this, you should advise the authorities in order to avoid problems. Where post-mortems are required (which is far more often than most people realise) this is normal and registering a death may take much longer.
When you are with the registrar, make sure you get several copies of the death certificate as you will need to give or send originals to most of the institutions who hold money for the person who died, and possibly to the land Registry too. Extra copy certificates are cheaper if purchased at the time of registering a death.
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Registering in London Bexley Camden Ealing Enfield Greenwich Hackney Hammersmith & Fulham Haringey Harrow Havering Hounslow Islington Kensington & Chelsea Kingston on Thames Lambeth Lewisham Merton Redbridge Sutton Tower Hamlets Waltham Forest Wandsworth Westminster
Registering a death in Sussex:
Register a death in Yorkshire.
If you are involved in registering deaths in any other part of the united kingdom, please contact us and give us the relevant link on your Local Authority site. We will be pleased to add it to the list of registrars of births and deaths contact details we link to above. Our aim is to reduce the stress which follows death as much as possible and we always welcome new material and relevant links which we can post up on The Probate Department.