You need to register the death in the district where it took place within 5 days. The Coroner covers the areas of Bury, Oldham and Rochdale. If the Coroner is involved and the death takes place in either Rochdale, Bury or Oldham you'll be required to contact the relevant Register Office.
When you register a death we can tell government departments and local authority services about the death through our 'Tell us Once' service. The service is free and you can choose which organisations will be told.
When you ring to make an appointment to register a death you'll be offered this service.
Organisations we can notify
|Government services||Council services|
|Department for Work and Pensions||Blue Badges|
|The Pension Service||Adult Care Services|
|Disability and Carers Service||Children's Services|
|Jobcentre Plus||Collection of payment for Council services|
|HM Revenue & Customs||Licensing|
|Child Benefit||Electoral Services|
|Tax Credits||Council Tax/Business rates|
|Identity and Passport Service||Housing and Local Council Tax Support|
Information you'll need
We may also ask for information about:
You must obtain the agreement of the next of kin or person dealing with the estate if you're going to provide information about them.
We'll treat all the information you give us securely. The organisations we give your information to will use it to update records; to initiate /end services, benefits and entitlements as appropriate; and to resolve any outstanding issues. They may use the information we give them in other ways, but only as the law allows.