Register a death

Changes to the registration of deaths from 25 March 2022

During the pandemic it was possible to register deaths over the telephone, as the Coronavirus Act 2020 made this possible. However, these provisions were withdrawn from midnight on 24 March 2022.

Therefore all death registrations taking place after 24 March 2022 will have to take place face to face in the Hereford Town Hall Registration Office with a Registrar.

If you suffer a bereavement and need to register a death, please don't go to a hospital, hospice or GP practice to collect the medical certificate stating the cause of death. Your doctor will email this to Herefordshire Council's Registration Service.

Please phone us on 01432 260565 to make an appointment.

We recommend that you bring along with you to your appointment any birth certificates, passports, driving licences or any other document which will confirm spellings and dates. You will also be asked to provide the following information:

  • Date of death
  • Place of death
  • Full name and surname of deceased and maiden surname, if applicable
  • Date and place of birth of deceased
  • Occupation
  • Address
  • Full name of spouse, if applicable
  • Spouse's occupation
  • Spouse's date of birth (optional)

The Registrar will then issue the necessary paperwork so that you can pass this on to your Funeral Director.  They will also advise you of a service called Tell Us Once – a process which will enable you to notify all of the government departments at once without having to provide a death certificate.

There is no fee for registering a death. Death certificates are available to purchase at a cost of £11 each.

Register office contact details

Please phone Monday to Friday between 10am - 12.30pm and 13.30pm - 3pm. The Registration office is closed between 12.30pm and 1.30pm

Address: Registration Service, Herefordshire Register Office, Town Hall, St Owen Street, Hereford HR1 2PJ

Telephone: 01432 260565

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