Register a Death in Hounslow

How to Register a Death in Hounslow.

A death in Hounslow must be registered within 5 days. Should this be a problem, contact the Registrar of Deaths in Hounslow in plenty of time.  If you need a family undertaker, click this link.

Before you go any further please watch the video on a death in Hounslow and other matters and download our helpful fact sheet on how to register a death in Hounslow.

To register a death in Hounslow, you must make an appointment with the registrar:


Telephone: 020 8583 2090

Hounslow Register Office
88 Lampton Road

Opening hours

  • Monday – 9am – 4.30pm
  • Tuesday – 9am – 4.30pm
  • Wednesday -9am – 1pm -closed in the afternoon
  • Thursaday – 9am – 4.30pm
  • Friday – 9am – 4.30pm

 Only qualified informants can register a death in Hounslow:

  • A relative of the deceased
  • A person present at the death
  • The person arranging the funeral (but not the undertaker.)
  • The occupier of the home or hospital.

Ideally bring a birth certificate, marriage certificate if relevant, and medical card of the deceased.  After registering a death in Hounslow, you will receive an authorisation for the funeral to proceed and a BD8 form for the DSS.

Copy death certificates should be bought at the time of registering a death in Hounslow – they are much cheaper then, so buy plenty.  Hounslow registrar only accepts cash or cheques at the time of writing.

If you wish to register a death which did not take place within the London Borough of Hounslow you should register the death at the register office covering the place in which the death happened.   If you cannot do so, you may register a death at another Registry Office, but this will delay things.

If English is not your first language, you could ask a friend or relative to help, but please you must register the death in person, a friend cannot do it for you.

Register a death in Hounslow.