Register a death

About registering a death

Who can register a death depends on the circumstances of the death. See who can register a death on GOV.UK.

You must register a death within 5 days. Once the death is registered you can purchase death certificates from the registrar. The registrar will also issue a green form to the funeral director to enable the funeral to take place.

A death has to be registered in the district where it took place. You'll be required to make an appointment to attend the Register office to register the death.