The death of a loved one can be a very difficult time. Sutton Register Office try to make it as easy as possible to register a death, whilst keeping both you and our staff as safe as possible. 

Who Can Register a Death?

  • A relative
  • Someone who was present at the death
  • The occupier of the premieses where the death occured. This informant must either be the Senior Resident Officer or the Matron of the establishment where the death occured.
  • The person making the arrangements with the funeral directors. 

Most deaths are registered by a relative. The registrar would normally only allow other people to complete the registration if there are no relatives available.


Documents you will need when registering a death

  • Medical Certificate of the Cause of Death - Issued by the GP or Hospital 


  • Coroners Post Mortem Form - Issued by the Coroner. 

Other useful documents to have with you at the time of Registration

  • Birth Certificate
  • Marriage/Civil Partnership certificates
  • NHS medical card

Information the registrar will need to know

Details of the deceased:

  • Date and place of death
  • First name, middle names (if applicable), and surname
  • Any other names the deceased was otherwise or previously known by
  • Maiden name (if applicable)
  • Date and place of birth
  • Occupation and whether retired or not
  • Address

Details of the spouse/civil partner of deceased:

  • First name, middle names (if applicable), and surname
  • If deceased or not
  • Occupation
  • If retired or not
  • Date of birth

Current cost of death certificates

  • The fee for a death certificate is £11.00 per copy.

 If you are unsure of any of the above requirements, please contact us