Registering a death
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.
Find out what to do after someone dies - see the
What you need to bring to your appointment
Your appointment will be held at the Rochdale Register Office
and you must bring the medical certificate issued by the doctor.
Without this certificate the Registrar will not be able to register
the death. If the death has been reported to the Coroner’s Office
they will advise you what to do.
It's also helpful if you bring the deceased person’s birth
certificate or passport to help check spellings, marriage
certificate (if applicable) and medical card.
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Notifying organisations of a change in circumstances - Tell us
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
Information you'll need for the 'Tell us Once' service
- Their National Insurance number and date of birth
- Details of any benefits or services they were receiving.
- Their death certificate.
- Their driving licence or driving licence number.
- Their passport or passport number.
- Their Blue Badge.
We may also ask for information about:
- Their next of kin, including their national insurance
- Any surviving husband, wife or civil partner.
- Anybody who is getting child benefit on their behalf.
- The person dealing with the estate.
You must obtain the agreement of the next of kin or person
dealing with the estate if you're going to provide information
How we treat your information
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 or 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