Registering a death in Gloucestershire

Registering a death in Gloucestershire How and Where

Contact details for registering a death in Gloucestershire are towards the bottom of the page. You might find the video about registering a death in Gloucestershire on the home page useful first.  If you are in need of a genuine family undertaker, go here.

The deadline for registering a death in Gloucestershire.

Registering a death in Gloucestershire must normally be carried out within five working days. The main exception is where the Coroner is involved and the Coroners deliberations may the registration.

Registering a death in Gloucestershire is strictly by appointment. The contact details are above the office addresses further down the page and you can also book an appointment for registering a death in Gloucestershire online. But do make sure you have all the information required ready – download our guide to the right – AND that you are the appropriate person to register the death.

You don’t have to register a death in Gloucestershire, you can provide the information at any other registration office in England or Wales. The registration officer will send the information through to be registered in the appropriate district which is the registration district the person died in. This will take longer and could delay the funeral.

Tell Us Once – a really useful service whilst you are registering a death in Gloucestershire.

What other information and documents are needed for registering a death in Gloucestershire?

Please bring the following information about the person who has died, which will be needed by the Gloucestershire registration officer:
• Date and place of death
• Full name and surname, including maiden name if applicable, and any other names by which the deceased was known
• Date and place of birth
• Occupation
• Usual address                                                                                                                                                                • Medical Certificate of Cause of Death

  • Occupation and the full name and occupation of their spouse or Civil Partner may also be required.
  • The registration officer will need to know whether he or she was in receipt of any other government pension, in addition to Social Security benefits.

The information will then be written into a register, which you will be asked to check carefully before signing to confirm that all is correct

Who can take responsibility for registering a death in Gloucester?

If you are not the next of kin, click the link to check.

Registering a death in Gloucestershire: Certificates.

After the death has been registered in Gloucestershire, the registration officer will issue you with two documents free of charge:
1. Certificate for Burial or Cremation (green form) which must be given to the funeral director to enable the funeral to take place.
2. Certificate of Registration of Death (BD8-white form)
This Certificate is for Social Security purposes. Please complete the form and return it to your local Benefits Agency office.

You may also need to purchase death certificates. A death certificate is a certified copy of the entry in the register of deaths. Death certificates will be required by solicitors and financial organisations or for pensions and insurance claims, you may wish to purchase several copies at the time of registration. Certificates issued at the time of registering the death will cost £4 each. You can also order copies of a death certificate online afterwards at £10 each.

Contact details for registering a death in Gloucestershire.

Telephone: 01242 532455 Fax: 01242 254600
Book your appointment for registering a death in Gloucestershire online now.

Registering a death in Cheltenham.

St. George’s Rd Cheltenham Gloucestershire GL50 3EW

Registering a death in Stroud.

The Old Victorian School Parliament Street Stroud Gloucestershire GL5 1DY

Registering a death in Cirencester (library).

Cirencester Library The Waterloo Cirencester Gloucestershire GL7 2PZ

Registering a death in Gloucester.

Shire Hall Westgate Street Shire Hall Gloucester GL1 2TG

Registering a death in Forest of Dean (Cinderford).

The Oaks Belle Vue Centre 6 Belle Vue Road Cinderford Glousestershire GL14 2AB

Registering a death in Gloucestershire.