The green certificate for burial or cremation will be sent directly to the funeral director, crematorium or cemetary office.
Please note: If a doctor is unsure about the cause of death, or the death was caused by an injury or accident, they may not issue a medical certificate detailing the cause of death. In these cases, a coroner will carry out a post mortem. You will be unable to register the death until this has taken place.
Making a telephone appointment to register a death
Before booking your telephone appointment, please call the Register Office on 01895 250418 to ensure we have received the Medical Cause of Death Certificate.
At the time of your appointment, the registrar will ring you and complete the registration over the telephone.
Documents you will receive
A certificate for burial or cremation, which should be given to the funeral director arranging the burial or cremation
A certificate (form BD8), which is used for social security purposes
A copy of the death certificate (for a fee of £11 each)
Tell Us Once
When someone dies you will also need to notify a number of different government departments and local services with a lot of similar information. The Tell Us Once service makes this process much easier.