Registering A Death

The Registrar will contact you by telephone and registration is done by appointment.

People who can register a death

  • A relative of the deceased
  • A person present at death
  • The person arranging the funeral

Information Required

Documents required by the Registrar

  • The Registrar will require the ‘Medical Certificate of Cause of Death’ from either the GP’s Surgery or Bereavement Office at the hospital.
  • If the death has been referred to the Coroner they will issue separate paperwork in place of the ‘Medical Certificate of Cause of Death’.

Information required by the Registrar

  • Full name of the deceased (including any previous names and maiden names)
  • Address
  • Date of birth
  • Date and place of death
  • Occupation
  • Whether they were in receipt of the state pension or any other benefit
  • Full name of spouse/partner
  • Date of birth of spouse/partner
  • Occupation of spouse/partner
  • Your name and address
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Documents Issued

Documents issued by the Registrar
  • Certificate for burial or cremation (Sent via email to the funeral director)
  • Certificate of Registration of death (also known as a BD8)
  • You will need to fill this in and return it if the person was getting a State Pension or benefits.
Death Certificates
You need certified copies for any of the following purposes
  • Bank and Building Society accounts
  • Life Insurance
  • Private Pension
  • Solicitor
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