How to register a death

COVID-19 (Coronavirus): From Monday 30 March 2020, deaths will be registered by telephone appointment ONLY until further notice. To make an appointment, please call 0300 500 8080. 

If you would like to use the Tell Us Once service then we can complete a capture for you and provide a unique reference number to take home from the appointment. This reference, along with some extra information provided on how to complete, will allow you to finish the process through a few different methods and notify any relevant authorities.

If the deceased was a former coal miner, or a dependent, in receipt of a mining pension, you can access specialist support during the coronavirus outbreak. 


What to take

  • the medical cause of death certificate issued by the GP or hospital doctor who was treating the deceased, unless the Coroner is holding a post mortem or inquest
  • your own personal identification (e.g. passport, Council tax Bill, Driving Licence or Proof of Address such as a utility bill).

In addition, it is often useful to take the deceased's:

  • birth certificate
  • NHS medical card
  • marriage certificate (if applicable).

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