Register a death
Who can register a death?
The person who registers the death is formally known as the 'the informant'. Only relatives or certain other individuals are qualified by law to register a death. This will also depend on where the death occurred.
Most deaths are registered by a family member. If a family member can't register the death, it can be registered by one of the following people:
- Someone who was present at the death.
- The person's executor or other legal representative.
- An owner or occupier of the part of the building where the death took place if they were aware of the death.
- The person arranging the funeral
- The funeral director.