WHAT TO DO FOLLOWING A DEATH

If a death has occurred at home, please call us once the doctor or medical professional has attended to verify the death. If a death has occurred in hospital contact us during waking hours at your earliest convenience. We will guide you through what needs to happen next to reflect your individual circumstances. We will then make arrangements for the deceased to be brought into our care. Our telephone number is 01858 462524 (24 hours).

REGISTRATION OF DEATH

A near relative or the person making the funeral arrangements will be required to register the death. You will obtain the Medical Certificate of Cause of Death (MCCD) from the doctor's surgery (or from the hospital if the person died in hospital). You will then need to make an appointment to see the registrar for the district in which the death occured, taking the Medical Certificate with you as detailed below.

REGISTRATION APPOINTMENTS

For registration appointments outside of these areas please contact us for further details.

When you call to make an appointment or apply online you will be given advice about the information and documentation required to register a death including an additional service called ‘Tell us once’.

Leicester (City) 0116 454 1000

Leicester (County) 0116 305 6509

Northamptonshire 0300 126 1000
www.northamptonshire.gov.uk

Rutland 01572 758380

INFORMATION REQUIRED BY THE REGISTRAR

  • Medical Certificate of Cause of Death (MCCD)
  • Full name of the person who has died
  • Last address
  • Date and place of birth
  • Date and place of death
  • Occupation (in the case of a woman who is married or widowed the name and occupation of her husband or deceased husband)
  • Any names previously used eg. Maiden name
  • Full name, date of birth and occupation of a surviving spouse or civil partner
  • NHS number of the person who has died (take medical card if available)
  • National Insurance Number of the person who has died and whether the deceased was in receipt of a State Pension or other benefits from public funds
  • Passport and Driving Licence (‘Tell us once’ service only)

On receipt of all the above information the Registrar will issue you with a certificate for burial or cremation. This green form should be delivered to our offices as soon as possible.

You will be able to purchase certified copies of the entry into the register, which you will need for administrating the estate eg. probate, insurances, investments etc. The number required depends on the compexity of the estate. Requests for further certificates after the date of registration will incur an additional charge.