Register a Death
In Newcastle upon Tyne you must register the death at The Register Office, 2nd Floor, Civic Centre, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 8QH.
Registering the Death
Who can register the death?
- A close relative
- 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 responsible for arranging the funeral.
How do I register the death?
The death must be registered in the registry office for the district where the death happened. Our funeral director will advise you on which office you should go to.
What documents do I need to take to the registrar?
- The medical certificate cause of death (normally issued by the GP or hospital doctor) is absolutely necessary.
- If you have them readily available it is also worth taking 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 married)
- 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 living spouse.
You will need to register the death at some stage to obtain certified copies of the death certificate for insurance companies, banks,building societies and solicitors. These are currently 4.00 each and you can purchase as many as you need.If an inquest is needed to take place, you cannot register the death until the full inquest has been carried out, but you can obtain an interim certificate from the coroner to sort out financial matters.
Appointments must be made at the Registrar's office of the district where the death occurred. If the death occurred in Newcastle upon Tyne you must register the death at The Register Office, 2nd Floor, Civic Centre, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 8QH.Find out more: https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/services/births-deaths-and-marriages/newcastle-registration-service/contact-register-office