Deaths and 'Tell us once'

What you need to bring with you when registering a death

What the registrar will need from you when registering a death.



  • medical certificate of the cause of death (signed by a doctor)

Not essential but if you do have them:

  • birth certificate
  • marriage/civil partnership certificates
  • NHS medical card

Information the registrar will need to know

Please provide the following information:

  • the person's full name at time of death 
  • any names previously used, including maiden surname 
  • the person's date and place of birth (town and county if born in the UK and country if born abroad) 
  • their last address 
  • their occupation 
  • the full name, date of birth and occupation of a surviving spouse or civil partner 
  • whether they were receiving a state pension or any other state benefit

Current cost of death certificates

  • the fee for a death certificate is £11

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