Register a death in Harrow

How to Register a death in Harrow.

Where to register a death in Harrow or elsewhere:

To register a death in Harrow you will need to contact the borough in which the death occurred.  Northwick Park Hospital is in the borough of Brent – NOT Harrow.   Please feel free to what to do when someone dies: that may help.   You might find the video about registering a death on the home page useful. Should you need a family undertaker, click this link.

To register a death in Harrow please contact the Harrow register office (contact details below)  to make an appointment to register a death in Harrow.

Generally you must register a death within 5 days.  The person best qualified to register a death is a relative of the deceased.  If for some reason this is not possible then please contact the Harrow Register Office for advice.

The death in Harrow cannot be registered until a doctor or the coroner has issued a medical certificate showing the cause of death. If the coroner is involved – which is not unusual – the corner will send the certificate direct to the Registrar.

At your appointment to register a death in Harrow you will be given a death certificate and a burial/cremation certificate (green form) must then be given to the undertaker before the funeral can be arranged.   Where the corner has been involved.  the burial or cremation certificate will be a coroner’s certificate for cremation and sent directly to the funeral director. If there has been a  post mortem but the deceased is to be buried, the Harrow Registrar of death will still issue the certificate.

Register a death in Harrow – the appointment.

Bring the following information and/ or documents with you:

  • Date and place of death.
  • Full name of the deceased (including previous names if applicable).
  • Date and place of birth.
  • Address and occupation.

If the deceased was married or widowed then their spouses full names and occupations are required.

For a civil partner, the full names and occupations of  the deceased and surviving partner.

If you urgently need a burial/cremation certificate in advance of registration of a death in Harrow and it is outside office hours, the Harrow Registrar operates a service between 9-10 a.m. on Sunday and Bank Holiday mornings.  Contact the Civic Centre.

If you have difficulty attending the Harrow Register office to register a death, please ring them for advice.

Harrow Registry Office is open Monday-Friday: 9am- 5pm at  The Civic Centre Station Road Harrow HA1 2XY   020 8901 2665

Register a death in Harrow.