Notifying the Authorities

The first step is to register the death at a Registrars Office, this must be done within five days and can only be done once the Confirmatory Medical Certifiate of Cause of Death has been issued you will need the following information.

  • Confirmatory Medical Certificate of Cause of Death Birth certificate
  • Marriage certificate (if applicable)
  • NHS Medical Card
  • The deceased’s full name and any previous names used
  • Their last address
  • Their occupation
  • The details of a surviving spouse or civil partner
  • Whether they were receiving any state benefits

If there is no post-mortem being held, the register office will supply you with

  • Certified Copy of Entry of Death (The Death Certificate)
  • Certificate for Burial / Cremation (BD8) that should be Handed to the Funeral Director)
  • Social Security Certificate (For the Local Department of Works and Pensions – DWP)
  • Advice leaflets with additional information

Please note: A nominal fee will be charged for the certified copy of entry of death. Financial institutions such as Banks, Building Society’s or Insurers will require offiicial copies of this document, which you can obtain when registering. It is usually cheaper to obtain them at this point and payment for such extra copies can be made by cash or cheque.

Registration Sub District Offices

Barking and Dagenham Registrar

  • Woodlands House, Rainham Road North, Dagenham, Essex RM10 7ER
  • 020 8270 4743


  • Basildon Centre St Martin Square Basildon SS14 1DL
  • 01268 526535 5000


  • Burghstead Lodge 143 High Street Billericay CM12 9AB
  • 01277 233565

Bow Registrar

  • Tower Hamlets Register Office Bromley Public Hall Bow Road London E3 3AA
  • 020 7364 7884 / 7981


  • 1Seven Arches Road Brentwood CM14 4JG
  • 01277 233565

Epping Registrar

  • St. John’s Road Epping CM16 5DN
  • 01992 572788

Hackney Registrar

  • Hackney Service Centre 1 Hillman Street London E8 1DY
  • 020 8356 3000

Havering Registrar

  • Langtons House Billet Lane Havering RM11 1XL
  • 01708 43348

Newham Registrar

  • East Ham Customer Service Centre 328 Barking Road East Ham London, E6 2RT
  • 020 8430 3616


  • TheRobing Room District Council Offices Hockley Road Rayleigh SS6 2BY
  • 0845 603 7632

Redbridge Registrar

  • Queen Victoria House 794 Cranbrook Road Barkingside Ilford IG6 1JS
  • 020 8708 7160


  • Civic Centre Victoria Avenue Southend on Sea SS2 6ER
  • 01702 534350

Southend Hospital

  • The Bereavement Suite Prittlewell Chase Westcliff-on-Sea SS0 0RY
  • 01702 435555

Thurrock Registrar

  • 2nd Floor Thameside Complex Orsett Road Grays RM17 5DX
  • 01375 372822

Waltham Forest Registrar

  • 106Grove Road Walthamstow E17 9BY
  • 020 8496 2716

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