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Register a death

What to expect during your telephone appointment

The registrar will ask you the:

  • date and place of death
  • full name and surname of the deceased person
  • date and place of birth of the deceased
  • deceased’s usual address
  • deceased’s last occupation
  • details of any public sector pension. For example: the civil service, teacher, or armed forces.

If the deceased was married, widowed or registered in a civil partnership, the registrar will ask you the:

  • deceased’s maiden name, if they changed their name after marriage or civil partnership
  • full name and occupation of their spouse or civil partner
  • date of birth of a surviving spouse or civil partner.

Death certificates

When you register the death, you can buy a copy of the death certificate. Each copy costs £11.

You can pay for certificates by credit or debit card.

We will send death certificates by recorded delivery.