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Register a death

What documents will I receive?

After a death has been registered, the registrar will issue:

  • A certificate for burial or cremation (green form), giving permission for the body to be buried or to apply for the body to be cremated
  • Certified copies of the death registration (death certificate) - please note there is a fee of £11 per copy of certificate
  • A certificate of registration of death (form BD8), issued for the Department of Works and Pensions  
  • Tell Us Once registration form, quoting a unique reference number to use if you would like to use the Tell Us Once service