Register a death in Suffolk within 5 days

Register a death in Suffolk: How Where When Who?

It is a requirement to register a death in Suffolk within 5 days of the death. This may be extended if a post mortem i to be carried out.

Once you have the medical certificate (and not before) all Suffolk Registration Offices operate by appointment which should take 30 minutes or so plus another 15 minutes or so if you wisely take advantage of the Tell Us Once Service.  Please download our Guide to What the Registrar will ask – to the right.

Who should register a death in Suffolk?

If you are NOT the next of kin, please check to see if you are an appropriate person to register a death in Suffolk.

Can I register a death in Suffolk which happened elsewhere?

If the death occured in another county, you may attend a Register Office in Suffolk to make a ‘declaration’. The death certificates and all other paperwork will be posted out to you from the Registrar local to where the death occurred a few days later. This could potentially delay the funeral, so discuss this with the undertaker.

If the Coroner is involved, the Registrar cannot register the death until the Coroner’s permits it. His officers will keep the family informed.

Where to register a death in Suffolk.

Register a death in Suffolk Register Office, Ipswich (Also Felixstowe)

St Peter House 16 Grimwade Street Ipswich IP4 1LP
The Town Hall Undercliff Road West Felixstowe IP11 2AG
Tel: 01473 583050 Fax: 01473 584331

Bury St Edmunds Registration Office (Also Newmarket)

St Margarets 7 The Churchyard Bury St Edmunds IP33 1RX
The Guineas Centre 63 The Guineas Newmarket CB8 8HT
Tel: 01284 741222 Fax: 01284 741223 Email:

Lowestoft Registration Office (Also Halesworth)

St Margaret’s House Gordon Road Lowestoft NR32 1JQ
Halesworth Library Bridge Street Halesworth IP19 8AD
Tel: 01502 405096 Fax: 01502 508170 Email:

Stowmarket Registration Office

Milton House 5 Milton Road South Stowmarket IP14 1EZ
Tel: 01449 612054 Fax: 01449 775103 Email:

Sudbury Registration Office (Also Haverhill)

The Town Hall Old Market Place Sudbury CO10 1TL
The Burton Centre Camps Road Haverhill CB9 8HB
Tel: 01787 314050 Fax: 01787 314055

Woodbridge (Melton) Registration Office (Also Saxmundham)

The Lindos Centre Saddlemakers Lane MeltonWoodbridge IP12 1PP
County Offices Street Farm Road Saxmundham IP17 1AL
Tel: 01394 387876 Fax: 01394 383171

Register a death in Suffolk.