REGISTRATION OF DEATH
Deaths are registered in person by appointment at the Registrar’s office in the district in which the death occured.The doctor’s surgery or hospital will advise you when the Medical Certificate of Cause of Death (MCCD) has been sent electronically to the relevant Registration Service. If the death occurred in Leicestershire or Rutland, the Registration Service will contact you to make an appointment for you to register the death. If the death occurred in Northamptonshire, please ring the Registrar or go online to book an appointment.
CertificatesThe Registrar will issue a ‘Green Form’ (Form 9) for burial or cremation which we will require to allow the funeral to take place. The registrar will ask you how many Death Certificates you require at £11.00 each.* *These are required for administrating an estate. The amount needed will depend on the complexity of the estate, but an average would be 3-6 copies. These certificates will be given to you at your registration appointment.
Tell Us Once ServiceThis is an optional, but very useful service. The Registrar will take information from you to allow you to access the service which notifies all relevant central and local government departments about the person who has died. One simple phone call or by giving information online will avoid the need to contact many individual government and council departments. It deals with matters including: State Pension, Benefits, Council Tax, HM Revenue, Passports, Driving Licence, Blue Badge, Bus Passes, Library Cards, Electoral Service etc. The Registrar will give you a unique reference number to do this online at www.gov.uk/tell-us-once (you have 28 days to log on to the website) or they will give you a phone number to call if you prefer.
Deaths Referred to the Coroner
If the death occurred in Leicestershire or Rutland and has been referred to the Coroner, the Registrar will contact you when the necessary paperwork has been received from the Coroner and arrange an appointment for you to register the death.In Northamptonshire, the Coroner will contact you to confirm that they have completed the paperwork. You can then ring the registrar or go online (see contact details below) to book an appointment.
DEATH REGISTRATION CONTACTS
Leicester (City) 0116 454 1000
Leicestershire 0116 305 6565
Rutland 01572 758 380
North Northamptonshire 0300 126 3000(Kettering, Corby, Wellingborough & East Northants Districts)
West Northamptonshire 0300 126 7000(Daventry, Northampton & South Northants Districts)
For registration appointments outside of these areas please contact us for further details.
INFORMATION REQUIRED BY THE REGISTRAR
- Medical Certificate of Cause of Death (MCCD) (This will be sent electronically and directly to the Registrar)
- Full name of the person who has died
- Last address
- Date and place of birth
- Date and place of death
- 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 (only if available)
- National Insurance Number of the person who has died (if known) and whether the deceased was in receipt of a State Pension or other benefits from public funds
- Details of Passport, Driving Licence, Bus Pass etc. where applicable are useful for the optional ‘Tell us once’ service but are not essential to register a death