Register a death: step by step

Who can register a death, how to make an appointment, what to bring to your appointment.

You must register a death within 5 days, including weekends and bank holidays, unless there is to be a coroner’s postmortem or an inquest.

Step by step navigation

  1. Who can register a death

    If someone has died, find out who can register the death.

  2. Information you need to provide

    Information and documents you'll be asked for at your appointment.

  3. Book an appointment

    How to book an appointment to register a death, what happens during the appointment.

  4. After the death is registered

    What to do after the death is registered, arranging the funeral, letting organisations know about the death and how to get bereavement support.