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Registering a Death

Notifying the Authorities

The first step is to register the death at a Registrar’s Office, this must be done within five days and can only be done once the Confirmatory Medical Certificate of Cause of Death has been issued you will need the following information.

  • Confirmatory Medical Certificate of Cause of Death Birth certificate
  • Marriage certificate (if applicable)
  • NHS Medical Card
  • The deceased’s full name and any previous names used
  • Their last address
  • Their occupation
  • The details of a surviving spouse or civil partner
  • Whether they were receiving any state benefits

If there is no post-mortem being held, the register office will supply you with;

  • Certified Copy of Entry of Death (The Death Certificate)
  • Certificate for Burial / Cremation (BD8) that should be handed to the Funeral Director)
  • Social Security Certificate (For the Local Department of Works and Pensions – DWP)
  • Advice leaflets with additional information

Please note: A nominal fee will be charged for the certified copy of the entry of death. Financial institutions such as Banks, Building societies or Insurers will require official copies of this document, which you can obtain when registering. It is usually cheaper to obtain them at this point and payment for such extra copies can be made by cash or cheque.

Registration Sub District Offices

Barking and Dagenham Registrar

Woodlands House, Rainham Road North, Dagenham, Essex RM10 7ER

020 8270 4743


Burghstead Lodge, 143 High Street, Billericay, CM12 9AB

01277 233 565


1 Seven Arches Road, Brentwood, CM14 4JG

01277 233 565

Hackney Registrar

Hackney Service Centre, 1 Hillman Street, London, E8 1DY

020 8356 3000

Newham Registrar

East Ham Customer Service Centre, 328 Barking Road, East Ham, London, E6 2RT

0208 430 3616

Redbridge Registrar

Queen Victoria House, 794 Cranbrook Road, Barkingside, Ilford, IG6 1JS

0208 708 7160

Southend Hospital

The Bereavement Suite, Prittlewell Chase, Westcliff-on-Sea, SS0 0RY

01702 435 555

Waltham Forest Registrar

106 Grove Road, Walthamstow, E17 9BY

0208 496 2716


Basildon Centre, St Martin Square, Basildon, SS14 1DL

01268 526 535

Bow Registrar

Tower Hamlets Register Office, Bromley Public Hall, Bow Road, London, E3 3AA

0207 364 7884 / 0207 364 7981

Epping Registrar

St. John’s Road, Epping, CM16 5DN

01992 572 788

Havering Registrar

Langtons House, Billet Lane, Havering, RM11 1XL

01708 433 481


The Robing Room District Council Offices, Hockley Road, Rayleigh, SS6 2BY

0845 603 7632


Civic Centre, Victoria Avenue, Southend-on-Sea, SS2 6ER

01702 534 350

Thurrock Registrar

2nd Floor, Thameside Complex, Orsett Road, Grays, RM17 5DX

01375 372 822

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