Registering a death.
Registering a death – click on the link for the relevant area for local information, but you can register a death in any other Registrars in England and Wales, though this may slow the process slightly. If you need help with the legal side, contact us. If you haven’t already watched the video on registering a death on our home page, please do.
There is also a free fact sheet on how to register a death.
If you haven’t already watched it, here is the official Government video what to do when someone dies, how to register a death etc. It is well worth a listen before you download our Guide and Tips.
It is a requirement that a death be registered within 5 days, so if you are unable to do this, you should advise the authorities in order to avoid problems. Where post mortems are required (which is far more often than most people realise) this is normal and registering a death may take much longer.
When you are registering a death, make sure you get several copies of the death certificate as you will need to give or send originals to most of the institutions who hold money for the person who died, and possibly to the land Registry too. Extra copy death certificates are cheaper if purchased at the time of registering a death.
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If you are involved in registering deaths in any other part of the united kingdom, please contact us and give us the relevant link on your Local Authority site. We will be please to add it to the list of registrars of births and deaths contact details we link to above. Our aim is to reduce the stress which follows a death as much as possible and we always welcome new material and relevant links which we can post up on The Probate Department.