How and Where To Register a Death in Oxfordshire.
A death in Oxfordshire must be registered within 5 working days, which may be extended in exceptional circumstances and if the coroner becomes involved. You must have the Medical Cause of Death Certificate from the doctor, or if the coroner is involved, confirmation from the coroner’s office that the relevant paperwork has been issued to us: the coroners officer will normally advise you.
If the death occurred in Oxfordshire.
it can be registered in any one of the registration office in the county which are shown below. You should also check out the Tell Us Once Service.
Registration of a Death in Oxfordshire by declaration.
(If you live outside Oxfordshire or if the death occurred outside Oxfordshire.)
You can make a declaration of the death at your local registration office in another district. However, this will cause delay as the actual registration still takes place at the Registration Office in the area where the death occurred, so the minimum delay is likely to be several days. The funeral cannot take place until the paperwork has arrived. For more information call Oxfordshire Registrar of deaths help desk on 0845 129 5900.
Deaths that happen abroad.
If you require information on deaths that happen abroad, please visit this page.
Who can register a death in Oxfordshire.
• a relative of the deceased.
• someone who was present at the death
• the person who is arranging the funeral.
• the occupier of the establishment where the death took place.
The information you will need to give the registrar – please download our Guide to the right.
The Appointment to Register a Death in Oxfordshire will normally take about half an hour, a little longer if you are using the Tell Us Once Service.
Once the information has been recorded, the registrar can issue the appropriate paperwork:
• The certificate for burial or cremation, the “green form”, which the funeral director must have before he can proceed: in some cases, the coroner will issue this form.
• Death certificates. You will need certified copies to deal with the will, probate, bank accounts, insurance etc. There is a fee for these certificates, but they are much cheaper on the day, so order plenty.
• A certificate for the Benefits Agency
The Tell Us Once Service is really useful.
Where to Register a Death in Oxfordshire:
An appointment is always required to register a death in Oxfordshire – click the link to make an appointment online, or ring the Oxfordshire Registrar 0845 129 5900.
Register a death in Abingdon
at Roysse Court Bridge Street Abingdon Oxfordshire OX14 3HU Map Visits to this office are by appointment only.
Register a death in Banbury
at Bodicote House Banbury Oxfordshire OX15 4AA Map Visits to this office are by appointment only.
Register a death Bicester
at The Garth Launton Road Bicester Oxfordshire OX26 6PS Map Visits to this office are by appointment only.
Register a death in Didcot
at 197 Broadway Didcot Oxfordshire OX11 8RU Map Visits to this office are by appointment only.
Register a death in Henley
at 68 Northfield End Henley-on-Thames Oxfordshire RG9 2JN Map Visits to this office are by appointment only.
Register a death in Oxford
at 1 Tidmarsh Lane Oxford OX1 1NS Map Opening times: Monday – Thursday 9am-4.30pm, Friday 9am-4pm but registration of deaths is by appointment.
Register a death in Witney
at the Council Offices Woodgreen Witney Oxfordshire OX28 1NB Map Visits to this office are by appointment only.
Register a Death in Oxford Hospitals
The bereavement officers may be able to book an appointment for you to register the death at the John Radcliffe Hospital.