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Registering a death

All deaths need to be registered by the Registrar of Births, Marriages and Deaths in the district where the death takes place. This should be done within five days, unless the Coroner is involved. We can advise you on this.

Who can register?

  • Close relative of deceased

  • Relative in attendance during last illness

  • A relative living in the district where the death occurred

  • A person present at death

  • The person causing the disposal

Documents required

  • Medical Certificate of Death

  • Medical card if available or

  • Birth certificate & information regarding the date of the birth

Information required to register

  • Date and place of death

  • Full name of the deceased (maiden name if applicable)

  • Date and place of birth

  • Occupation and home address

  • If married, full name and occupation of surviving spouse


At the time of registration, you will be issued with the following:

  • Certified Copies of the Entry into the Register, which you require to settle the Deceased’s estate (these can be purchased at £11.00 per copy at registration).


  • The Certificate for Burial or Cremation (this is a bright green form that needs to come to us as it is an element of the statutory paperwork required for the funeral to proceed).


Worcestershire also operate a “Tell Us Once” system whereby they can deal with anything Government related for you (e.g. blue badge, pension, driving licence).

Registrar Offices in the surrounding areas:



County Hall, Spetchley Road, Worcester, WR5 2NP

Telephone 01905 768181


Worcestershire Royal Hospital, Meadow Level, Charles Hastings Way, Worcester, WR5 1DD



Droitwich Library, Victoria Square, Droitwich, WR9 8ES

Telephone 01905 768181



Park Side, Market Street, Bromsgrove, B61 8DA

Telephone 01905 768181



29 Easemore Road, Redditch, B98 8EE

Telephone 01905 768181

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