Register a death

People who can register a death

A relative should register the death. Relatives include the person’s:

  • husband, wife or civil partner
  • children
  • relatives by marriage.

If a relative cannot register the death, you can do it if you:

  • were there at the time of death
  • are an administrator from the hospital (if the person died in hospital)
  • are in charge of making funeral arrangements.