How to Register a Death


In most straightforward cases, this should be done within 5 days of the death.
The name and address of the Registrar should be on the envelope containing the Medical Certificate or can be found within a local phone book under 'R' (for Registrar).

The Registrar will require the following:

- Date and place of birth
- Maiden name of a married woman
- 'Usual' address of deceased
- Date and place of death
- Occupation of deceased
- The envelope containing the Medical Certificate
- If possible the NHS Medical Card belonging to the deceased

The registrar will provide you with a Green Certificate which is to be handed to the Funeral Director without delay. You will also be given a Death Certificate. You should also request two or three extra copies of the Death Certificate for which a small charge is made (cash or cheque required).