Registering a death in Dorset

Registering a death in Dorset.

Registering a death in Dorset must be carried out within 5 working days unless the Registrar gives you permission, or if the Coroner is involved, in which case his officers will keep you informed. Should you need a list of family undertakers, go here.

You might find the video about registering a death in Dorset on the home page useful before you go an further.

You can make an appointment to register a death in Dorset by contacting the Dorset Registration Service on 01305/01202 225153.  As some of the Dorset Registry Offices are part time, it is important to check first and also to make sure you have the information the Registrar will require.
Fax: 01305 228506

You can still make an appointment for registering a death in Dorset that occurred elsewhere in England and Wales. The details will then be sent to the district in which the death occurred and will be registered there. The Green Form and Form BD8 will only then be sent on to you. Bear in mind that this may delay the funeral.

We would urge you to take advantage of the “Tell Us Once” service at the same time as registering a death in Dorset.  It allows the Dorset Registrar to notify a number of official bodies on your behalf.

You can also download our Guide to What the Registrar Will Ask and request our guide to probate, as well as watching the video “What to do on death.”

You can register a death in Dorset at one of the following offices:

Registering a death in Dorset at Blandford Registration Office

The Coach House Norden Salisbury Road Blandford Dorset DT11 7LN.

Registering a death Dorset: Bridport Registration Office

Bridport Town Council Mountfield Rax Lane Bridport Dorset DT6 3JP.

Registering a death in Dorset: Christchurch

Christchurch Borough Council Civic Offices Bridge Street Christchurch BH23 1AZ.

Registering a death in Dorset: Dorchester

Colliton Annexe County Hall Colliton Park Dorchester Dorset DT1 1XJ.

Registering a death in Dorset: Ferndown

King George V Pavilion Peter Grant Way Ferndown Dorset BH22 9EN.

Registering a death in Dorset: Gillingham

Gillingham Town Hall School Road Gillingham Dorset SP8 4QR.

Registering a death in Dorset: Shaftesbury

Abbey View Medical Centre Shaftesbury Dorset SP7 8NU.

Registering a death in Dorset: Sherborne.

Sherborne Town Council Offices Manor House Newland Sherborne Dorset DT9 3JL.

Registering a death in Dorset: Swanage

The Town Hall High Street Swanage Dorset BH19 2NZ.

Registering a death in Dorset: Wareham

The Library South Street Wareham Dorset BH20 4LR.

Registering a death in Dorset: Weymouth

The Adult Learning Centre 45 Dorchester Road Weymouth Dorset DT4 7JT.

Registering a death in Dorset.