The death of every person dying in England and Wales and the cause thereof shall be registered by the Registrar of Births and Deaths for the sub-district in which the death occured.
The nearest surviving relative or executor will be required to attend the registrars office to formally register the death for which an appointment will be required, you would normally register the death within 5 days.
Documentation required by the Registrar:
The Medical Certificate of Cause of Death
The Medical Card of the Deceased (if available)
Information required by the Registrar:
The date and place of death
The full name and surname
The date and place of birth
The usual address
Whether the deceased was in receipt of a pension or public funds allowance
If the deceased was married, date and birth of the surviving widow or widower
Name and surname of informant
Who can register a death:
Deaths in Houses & public institutes
Relative or civil partner
Someone present at death
An occupant of the house
An inmate if he knew the happening of death
The person making arrangements with the funeral director
Deaths not in Houses or dead bodies found
Someone present at the death
Person who found the body
Person incharge of the body
Person making arrangments with the funeral director
Copies of the death certificate will be required by insurance companies and banks etc. The registrar will advise you on these matters.
Where can I register the death
You can register a death at one of the following One Stop Centres: 2 Great George Street, Armley, Chapeltown, Dewsbury Road, Garforth, Harehills, Middleton, Moor Allerton, Morley, Pudsey, Rothwell, Wetherby and Yeadon. Please see ourRegistrars addresses and opening times document (PDF 77KB) for individual office details.
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