Register a death
Covid-19: Registering a death during the coronavirus outbreak
The process for registering a death has changed during the current coronavirus outbreak.
The doctor certifying the death will now send the medical certificate of cause of death electronically to the register office on your behalf.
You will need to contact the register office on 01432 260565 to arrange for a call back from a registrar to register the death.
All of the details will now be taken over the telephone rather than being recorded by a visit to the register office and you will 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
- Full name of spouse if applicable
The Registrar will then send the necessary paperwork directly to the Funeral Director and 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.