Registering a DeathBy law a registration must take place within 5 days of a death occurring unless the Coroner is involved. The death should be registered within the district where the person died.
Who Can Register a DeathYou can register a death if you’re;
- A relative
- Somebody present at the death
- The person who found the deceased
- The person making arrangements with the funeral director
Where Can You RegisterAlthough you need to register in the district where the person died, you don’t necessarily have to register at the office closest to where the death took place. For example, a death that took place in Leeds General Infirmary can be registered at any of the Leeds Registry Offices such as Morley Town Hall.
LEEDS - City Centre One Stop, 2 Great George Street, Leeds LS2 8BA.
Open 9.00am - 4.30pm Monday to Friday.
Tel: 0113 222 4408
MORLEY - Morley Town Hall.
Open Tuesday 11.30am - 3.30pm. Wednesday and Friday 9.30am - 2.00pm. Monday and Thursday closed.
Tel: 0113 222 4408
DEWSBURY - Dewsbury Town Hall, WF12 8DG.
Open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 9.30am - 4.00pm. Wednesday 9.30am - 6.00pm.
Tel: 01924 324 882
WAKEFIELD - Wakefield Town Hall, Wood St, Wakefield WF1 2HQ.
Open 9.00 am – 4.30 pm Monday to Friday and 9.00 am – 12.30 pm Saturday.
Tel: 01924 302185
What you need to take with youWhen you go to register you will need to take the Medical Certificate of Cause of Death (this is often required to book the appointment).
If the Coroner has been involved they will give you the documents you need, or they may send them direct to the Registrar.
If available, you should also take;
- Birth Certificate
- Marriage or civil partnership certificate
- NHS medical card
- the person’s full name at the time of death
- any names previously used, e.g. maiden name
- the person’s date and place of birth
- their last address
- their occupation
- the full name, date of birth and occupation of a surviving or late spouse or civil partner
- whether they were getting a State Pension or any other benefits
What You Will Get
- Certificate for Burial or Cremation (the ‘Green Form’). We need this in order for a funeral to take place
- Certificate of Registration of Death (Form BD8), You will need to fill this out and return it if the deceased was collecting a State Pension or any benefits.