Registration Procedures

legal registration


1. A death should be registered in the district in which it has occurred within 5 days. The doctor’s Medical Certificate of Cause of Death should be collected and then be taken to the Registrar’s Office with, if available, the Medical Card and Birth Certificate of the Deceased.


2. The Registrar will need the following information about the deceased:

• Full name
• Date and place of birth
• Date and place of death
• Marital status
• Home address
• Last occupation (even if retired)
• If married at date of death – date of birth of surviving partner
• If female and either married or widowed, maiden name and husband’s full name and occupation


3. The Registrar will issue a GREEN CERTIFICATE. This is used to verify the identity of the deceased, and will need to be supplied to us before the funeral can take place.


4. If the death is referred to the Coroner, it would be advisable to contact us so that provisional arrangements can be made prior to the Coroner giving permission for the registration and the funeral to take place.