How To Register a Death

How do I register a death?

Deaths are normally registered with the registrar for the area in which the death occurred. This should be done within five days of death occurring (not applicable if the death has been referred to H M Coroner).

Who can register a death?

  • A close relative (eg spouse, child, brother, sister, parent, guardian)
  • A relative in attendance during the last illness
  • A relative living in the district where the death occurred
  • A person present at death
  • The person causing the funeral to take place

The Registrar will then give you:

  • A Green Certificate which should be given to the funeral director as soon as possible
  • A White Certificate (BD8) for The Department of Work and Pensions. This is to stop any benefits and pensions from the DWP and should be handed in at the local office or sent in the envelope provided
  • Certified Copies of The Death Certificate for Insurance Companies, Banks, Building Societies and Solicitors. You can purchase as many as you need.

Local Registrar Offices

Bury 0161 253 6026

Bury Council, Town Hall, Knowsley Street, Bury, Lancashire BL9 0SW

Bolton 01204 331 185

Bolton Council, The Town Hall, Victoria Square, Bolton BL1 1RU

Manchester Registrars 0161 234 5005

Heron House, 47 Lloyd Street, Manchester, M2 5LE

Salford Registrars 0161 793 2500

The Register Office, Civic Centre, Chorley Road, Swinton, Salford, M27 5DA

Oldham Registrars 0161 770 8960

Chadderton Town Hall, Middleton Road, Chadderton, Oldham, OL9 6PP

 

 

What documents should I take to the registrar?

The Medical Certificate Of Cause Of Death (Normally Issued By The GP Or Hospital Doctor). If you have them readily available also the deceased's Medical Card and Birth Certificate.

You also need to give the registrar the following information:

  • Date and place of death
  • Full name of the deceased (maiden name if a married woman)
  • Home address
  • Date and place of birth
  • National Insurance number (this is needed for the Tell Us Once Service)
  • Occupation
  • If married, full name of surviving spouse
  • The Registrar will then give you:
  • A Green Certificate which should be given to the funeral director as soon as possible
  • A White Certificate (BD8) for The Department Of Work And Pensions. This is to stop any benefits and pensions from the DWP and should be handed in at the local office or sent in the envelope provided
  • Certified Copies Of The Death Certificate For Insurance Companies, Banks, Building Societies And Solicitors. You can purchase as many as you need.
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