Register a death in Leicestershire.
Before you can register a death in Leicestershire, assuming the death was in Leicestershire, if the deceased was being cared for by a doctor, that doctor should be contacted. If the doctor can confirm the cause of death, they will complete a medical certificate of cause of death, and advise the next of kin when this is available for collection.
The medical certificate of cause of death must be taken with you to your appointment to register a death in Leicestershire.
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If the death was unexpected or sudden, or the deceased had not been seen by a doctor recently, the death will be reported to the Leicestershire coroner, who will decide whether a doctors medical certificate can be accepted, or if a post mortem is needed to establish the cause of death. The coroner’s office would keep in contact with the next of kin, and advise them when paperwork is released, and which Register Office it was sent to. The coroner’s report sent to the Registrar is used in place of a medical certificate of cause of death from a doctor.
A death should be registered within 5 days in the Registration District in which it occurred. If this is not possible, the Registrar of Births and Deaths must be contacted for advice. If the Coroner is involved, it may take longer, but the Coroners Officers will advise you when you can go ahead and register the death in Leicestershire.
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You may register a death that took place anywhere in Leicestershire County Council’s jurisdiction by going to any of its Register Offices. (You will need to contact the main Leicester Register Office first to arrange an appointment.)
If this is not possible or convenient to go to a registration office in the area where the death took place then details may be given (by “declaration”) to any Registrar of Births and Deaths in England or Wales who will forward these to the correct Registration District. However, as all documents are posted to you from the receiving office, this may delay funeral and other arrangements.
For an appointment to register a death in Leicestershire:
Phone: 0116 305 6509 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Register a death in Leicestershire at County Hall.
County Hall Leicester Road, Glenfield, Leicestershire, LE3 8RN
Register a death in Leicestershire at Coalville Registration Service.
Stenson House, London Road, Coalville, LE67 3FN.
Register a death in Leicestershire at Hinkley Registration Service.
Atkins Building, Lower Bond St, Hinckley, LE10 1QU.
Register a death in Leicestershire at Loughborough Registration Service.
Southfield Road, Loughborough, Leicestershire, LE11 2TQ.
Register a death in Leicestershire at Market Harborough Registration Service.
42 Coventry Road, Market Harborough, Leicestershire, LE16 9BZ.
Register a death in Leicestershire at Melton Mowbray Registration Service, Parkside, Civic Offices, Station Approach, Burton Street, Melton Mowbray, LE13 1GH.
Register a death in Leicestershire at South Wigston Registration Service
c/o Social Services Offices, Bassett Street, South Wigston, Leicestershire, LE18 4PE.