There is no charge for registering the death or to use the ‘Tell Us Once’ service which allows us to cancel/inform other Government or council services on your behalf.

You will receive a form (a green form) authorising the burial or cremation (unless this has already been issued by the coroner). You will also receive a form which you can use to notify the Department of Work and Pensions if you have chosen not to use our free service to inform them on your behalf.

You will be able to purchase as many copies of the Death Certificate that you require. Each certificate will cost £4 at the time of registration. After this, the fee increases to £7 each and once the register is archived, £10 each.

The number of certificates you need to buy will depend on the number of organisations that need to be informed of the death. Banks, building societies, pension and life insurance companies will all usually request to see a death certificate.