Register a death in Merton

How & Where to Register a Death in Merton.

To register a death in Merton Register Office you must arrange meeting with the Meton Registrar: ring 020 8274 5777 or use the Merton Registrar of Deaths online booking system to make you appointment to register a death in Merton.  You might find the video about registering a death on the home page useful first.

Should you need a Merton family undertaker, click this link.

The Merton Registrars opening hours are:

Monday to Friday 9.00am-12.30pm and 1.30pm-4.30pm.  On the 3rd Thursday of the month the Merton Registrars office shuts at 12.30pm.  Weekends by appointment only.

Paperwork issued following registration of a death in Merton.

  • Free certificate allowing Burial or Cremation (the “Green Form.”)  This needs to go to the undertaker so the funeral be booked. If the Coroner is involved, his officers will advise when the certificate has been sent to the Merton Registrar.. There is no charge for the issue of this form.
  • Certificate of Registration of Death (also known as Form BD8/344) for social security purposes. Read the notes shown on the back, complete it and return the form to the local Social Security Office.
  • Death Certificate – a certified copy of the formal entry in the death register. Needed for banks, building societies, solicitors, insurance companies and other financial institutions. Order more than you think you will need – they are £4 on the day, £10 afterwards and many institutions won’t return them: certainly not quickly.

After registering a death in Merton the registrar has a number of useful information leaflets which may help you to deal with the aftermath.  You may wish to download our own guide as to what to do after a death in Merton, which covers more ground and could save you a great deal of time and money.

The Registrar in Merton will also offer you some useful leaflets which may assist you at this time. The registration staff are there to help you – please ask them for any advice and guidance which you require.

Contact the Registrar to register a death in Merton at:

Merton Register Office,  Morden Park House, Morden Park, London Road, Morden

SM4 5QU  Email:

Telephone: 020 8274 5777 Fax: 020 8648 0433

Repatriation of a deceased body after a death in Merton.

Advice about the repatriation of a deceased body abroad and the repatriation of a deceased body from abroad can be obtained from funeral directors.

Register a death in Merton.