Registering a death in Hillingdon

Registering a death in Hillingdon: How & Where.

Guidance on registering a death in Hillingdon. For professional advice on probate in Hillingdon, go here. You might find the video about registering a death on the home page useful first.  Should you need a family undertaker, click this link.

Most deaths in Hillingdon occur in a house or an institution, such as a hospital. The people who can register a death in these circumstances are:

  • A relative of the deceased.
  • A person present at the death.
  • The occupier of the house or institution where the death took place if there is no known relative able to register.
  • The person who is arranging the funeral, ie. the person who is instructing the funeral director.

The death in Hillingdon should be registered within five days and must be registered at the Register Office in the district in which it took place. Hillingdon’s Register Office is located within the Civic Centre, and the Hillingdon Registrar can be contacted to register a death on 01895 250418.

In some circumstances, the death may be reported to the Coroner. In such cases, registration of the death may be delayed. If you have any queries please contact the Coroner’s Office on 01895 237286 or the Register Office. You may contact the General Register Office for England and Wales by email at

How do I go about registering a death in Hillingdon?

When registering a death in Hillingdon you will be asked for the following:

  • Date and place of death.
  • Full name of the person who has died.
  • Maiden surname, if applicable.
  • Date and place of birth of the person who has died.
  • Occupation and address of the person who has died.
  • For a married person or a widow/widower who has died, the full name and occupation of their spouse.
  • Your name and address.
  • If the person who died was married, the date of birth of their partner.

You must take the medical cause of death certificate from the doctor or hospital with you to the Hillingdon Register Office.

When you register the death in Hillingdon, you will also find it useful to take the following with you:

  • The deceased’s birth certificate.
  • The NHS Medical Card for the person who has died, if possible.
  • If available, information on pension or allowance received by the deceased.

Following the registration, you will receive a formal authority allow you to make arrangements for burial or cremation. You will also receive a certificate for social security purposes. If the death has been referred to the coroner different procedures may apply.

Address: The Hillingdon Register Office
Civic Centre
High Street

Telephone: (01895) 250418
Facsimile: (01895) 250678
Opening hours: Monday-Friday 0900-1600 (Visitors and telephone)
Saturday (Open for Marriages and Civil Ceremonies only)

Registering a death in Hillingdon.