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During Covid-19 restrictions may mean that registering a death can ONLY be done over the phone, with this in mind it is important to ensure that you have everything in order when speaking to the Registry office.


The death has to be registered within five days of the death occurring, this does not apply when the coroner is involved. The death has to be registered at the Registry Office for the district in which it took place. For example, if the death occurred in Leicester Royal Infirmary, the registration will be made at Leicester register office,

If it is not possible for you to attend at the office where the death should be registered then you can make  ‘a declaration’ at any Register Office in England and Wales.


The death declaration will then be sent to the correct office for the registration. Death certificates and other documents will then be posted to you, this may cause a delay in your being able to confirm the funeral arrangements.


When registering a death an appointment is required*; Please use the numbers below for the appropriate office, if you are unsure, just ask us.

If you have been given the doctor’s certificate of cause of death you must take this with you to the register office along with the following information:-

The date and place of death

Full name of the deceased

Maiden name, in the case of a woman who has been married

Date and place of birth of the deceased

Occupation of the deceased and, in the case of a woman

Whom is married or widowed, the full name and occupation of her husband

 ast known address of the deceased

If the deceased was still married, the date of birth of their spouse

If available, the Medical Card or National Health Service Number

Whether the deceased was in receipt of a pension or benefits


Please note - There will be a nominal charge made per copy of the Death Certificate, it may be that you need several to complete and notify other organistations IE Banks and buildings societies 

Once the registration is completed the Registrar will issue you with the following:

A certified copy of an entry The death certificate is a certified copy of an entry in the death register.


​A certificate for burial or cremation This takes the form of a green piece of paper, which should be brought to us in order that the funeral arrangements can proceed, please check the details on this form as this is where we now take the dates of death and the spelling of the deceased’s name from.


​A certificate of registration of death (form DB8). This is for the sole purposes of cancelling any Social Security payments, pensions or allowances.

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