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Register a death in North Yorkshire

Register a death in North Yorkshire – How, Where, When.

You should register a death in North Yorkshire within 5 days unless the coroner is involved, when the coroner will decide when the death can be registered. You might find the video about registering a death on the home page useful before reading on.

If you are not the next of kin check here to see if you are an appropriate person to register a death in North Yorkshire. If there are any problems with the time frame it is crucial to speak to the registrar at the earliest possible moment.

A death in North Yorkshire can be registered at any register office in England and Wales by “declaration” – however there will be a delay before the paperwork is available to you. This could mean that the funeral has to be postponed by a few days as the registrar you visit will have to send the paperwork as a death in North Yorkshire can only be formally registered by the North Yorkshire registrar, so it has to be sent to them, they register the death and then forward the paperwork to you. Until this arrives, you will be unable to proceed with the funeral as you won’t have the necessary “green form” to give to the undertaker.

Whilst it takes around thirty minutes to register a death in North Yorkshire, you really should take advantage of the Tell us once service, which will save a lot of time later and only take 10 or 15 minutes.

Death certificates are also cheaper at the time you register a death in North Yorkshire, so please order plenty. Our experience is that you always need more than your expect for banks, solicitors, insurance companies, investment houses, building societies, the Land Registry etc etc. Sadly, these people are not good at returning them, and certainly not quickly.

To find out what information you will need to give the registrar to register a death in North Yorkshire, please download our guide to the right.

Outside of office hours there is a limited service for those who have an emergency connected to a ceremony or require a Muslim or Jewish faith burial within 24 hours.  0845 872 5259. The service is currently available 5pm to 10pm during the week and 9 to 5 at weekends.

You can book an appointment to register a death in North Yorkshire online.

The telephone numbers for all offices is now 01609 780780 .

Register a death at Northallerton registration office.

Address: County Hall Northallerton North Yorkshire DL7 8XE
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Register a death at Harrogate Register Office.

County register office Bilton House 31 Park Parade Harrogate North Yorkshire HG1 5AG
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Register a death at Malton Registration office.

Ryedale House Old Malton Road Malton North Yorkshire YO17 7HH.
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Register a death in Richmond registration office.

12 Queens Road Richmond North Yorkshire DL10 4AE.  Email

Register a death in Scarborough registration office.

North Cliff House 69 Burniston Road Scarborough North Yorkshire YO12 6PH.
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Register a death in Selby registration office.

Civic Centre, Doncaster Road, Selby, North Yorkshire YO8 9FT

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Register a death in North Yorkshire at Settle registration office.

OFFICE CLOSED PERMANENTLY

Register a death in Skipton registration office.

1 Belle Vue Square Broughton Road Skipton North Yorkshire BD23 1FJ.
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Register a death in Whitby registration office.

Farndale House Church Square Whitby Scarborough YO21 3EG.

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Register a death in North Yorkshire.