Registration Procedure

You normally need to register a death within five days. It is best to go to the register office in the area where the death occurred, otherwise it may take longer to receive the documents you need and this could delay the funeral. It will take around half an hour to register the death. You would usually need to call ahead first and make an appointment beforehand.


If the person died in a house or hospital, the death can be registered by:


Deaths that occurred anywhere else can be registered by:

Relatives register most deaths, the registrar would only allow other people to register if there are no relatives available.


To register a death, you will need the following:

And, if available


Information the registrar will need:


If a most-mortem is not being held, the registrar will give you the following:

The registrar will hand you a booklet which will inform you of what to do next after a death. It will help you with wills, financial help and also funerals.

If a most-mortem is to take place the coroner will issue the documents as soon as possible after it has taken place.


Local registrars

The register office
Cheylesmore Manor House
Manor House Drive
Tel: 024 76833129
Mon – Fri 9.30am – 4pm Appointment only

Rugby, Nuneaton, Bedworth, Warwick and Stratford Upon Avon
Please ring for appointment, address and opening times.
Tel: 0300 555 0255

Daventry, Corby, Northampton, Towcester, Oundle and Wellingborough
Please ring for appointment, address and opening times. Tel: 0300 126 1000


Local Coroners

Coventry - 02476 539018

Northampton - 0300 0111222 ext 2618

Warwick - 01926 684228

Nuneaton - 02476 483361

Leicester - 0116 2252534

Loughborough - 01509 268748