After checking the medical certificate of cause of death and your relationship to the deceased, the Registrar will then need to ask you the following information:

  • Date and place of death
  • Name, surname and maiden name (if applicable) of the deceased
  • The deceased’s date and place of birth
  • Last occupation of the deceased
  • Name and last occupation of the deceased’s spouse (if married or widowed)
  • The usual address of the deceased
  • Whether the deceased received any pension or benefits from public funds
  • If the deceased was still married, the date of birth of the surviving spouse.
  • The full name and address of the person making the registration will also be added to the register.

Tell Us Once

Once the death has been registered you will be offered the opportunity to give us some further information about the deceased so that we can cancel any Government or council services and/or payments on your behalf. This service is called ‘Tell Us Once’.

Tell us Once allows you to inform a range of council and central government services about a birth or death with just one contact. This free service offers a solution to the frustration at having to individually notify numerous government organisations at what can often be a very difficult time.

When you have your appointment to register the death with the Registrar, we ask you bring the following information about the deceased:

  • Date of birth
  • National insurance number
  • Details of any government benefits or council services they were receiving.
  • Their driving licence or driving licence number (if they held one)
  • Their passport (if they had one)

We may also ask for information about the next of kin and the person dealing with the deceased’s estate. You must get the agreement of these people if you are going to provide us with information about them.