Registering a death in Bromley: How and Where.
What information will I need to give the Bromley registrar when registering a death?
The Bromley registrar will usually need a medical certificate of cause of death signed by the person’s GP or hospital doctor before registering a death in Bromley. If the death has been referred to the Coroner, the document that allows the registrar to register the death will be delivered to the register office by one of the Coroner’s officers. You must register a death in Bromley within 5 days unless the coroner or Bromley Registrar extend the period. We would strongly suggest you take advantage of the Tell Us Once Service while registering a death in Bromley. It will save hours later. Details required: (or download the “What the Registrar Needs To Know” booklet.)
- date and place of death.
- full name and address of the deceased and maiden surname if appropriate.
- date and place of birth.
- occupation and address of the deceased.
- if the deceased was in a marriage or civil partnership, or was a widow or widower, the name and occupation of their partner.
Registering a death in Bromley.
Registering a death in Bromley is strictly by appointment, so please telephone the Bromley Registrars office before calling in. Opening hours are Monday to Friday 9.30 am to 4.30 pm. Bromley Register Office offer a limited number of early morning and evening appointments available – please ask when you phone. If you need to register a death in Bromley outside these hours for the urgent burial of a relative for religious reasons then you need to telephone Bromley Council’s Emergency Duty Officer on 020 8464 4848. The Emergency Duty Officer will know how to contact aregistrar.
What Certificates will I get after registering a death in Bromley?
A green certificate for the funeral director and the form for the benefit agency to return with any pension or benefit booksare provided free of charge. A death certificate costs £3.50.
Is registering a death in Bromley elsewhere allowed?
If it is more convenient, information about the eventcan be given at another register office. These details will then be forwarded to us. Bromley Register Office will register the death and post to you any death certificates you need together with the green certificate for the funeral director and the form for the benefits agency. This processis called registering a death by declaration.