Registering a Death

A death must be registered in the district register office where it occurred. To register a death you need to make an appointment with register office

Contact details of local offices:

Greenwich Register Office

Wellington Street 
London SE18 6PW 
T: 0208 921 5016

Bromley Register Office

The Civic Centre 
Stockwell Close 
Kent BR1 3UH 
T: 0208 313 4666

Lewisham Register Office

368 Lewisham High Street 
London SE13 6LQ 
T: 0208 690 2128

Bexley Register Office

The Manor House 
The Green 
Kent DA14 6BW 
T: 0208 300 4537

Who can register the death

Who can register the death

Any relative, a person who was present at the death, or the person who is arranging the funeral (NOT the funeral director). 

In certain circumstances, others can register a death. For advice please contact the register office.

Information the register office needs

The registrar will interview you in private and will ask for the following information about the person who has died:


Their date and place of death


Their full name and surname (and maiden surname, if relevant)


Their date and place of birth


Their occupation


Their usual address


If the person who has died was married, the name, occupation and date of birth of the surviving spouse


Whether the person who died was receiving a pension or other public funds.

Documents you will need to take

The medical certificate of cause of death issued by the doctor treating the person who has died. This is essential – the registrar can do nothing without it. If the death has been referred to the coroner, the coroner’s office will advise you what to do

Details of any pension or allowance the deceased was receiving

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