81 Fernwood Drive, Rugeley, Staffordshire, WS15 2PY

Registration of Death

These notes are to help your register the death

This must be done before a funeral can take place. We advise that this is done as soon as possible.

YOU SHOULD REGISTER THE DEATH within the district where the death has taken place within 5 days of the death. The death can be registered in another Registrars district in England and Wales, by Declaration of death, but this can delay the funeral by upto 7 days as all documentation has to be forwarded to the Registar for the district of death occurred in and certificates posted back to applicant.

A list of Registrars can be found lower down on this page. We can advise which registrar's office you should use.

What to take with your to the registrar

  1. The Medical Certificate of Cause of Death {Issued by doctor or Hospital).
  2. The deceased person's Birth Certificate (if you can find it).
  3. Deceased person's medical card.
  4. Deceased person's National insurance or Pension Number.

The Registrar will ask you for the following information:

  • Full name including any maiden names
  • Home address, including postcode
  • Date of birth
  • Born at (District)
  • Occupation
  • Date of death
  • Age
  • Died at
  • Deceased full name
  • Deceased date of birth
  • Deceased's occupation

The Registrar will provide you with

  • CERTIFICATE FOR BURIAL OR CREMATION {GREEN IN COLOUR):
    This is for us. We must have this as soon as possible, to prevent any delay in confirming funeral arrangements.
  • CERTIFICATE OF REGISTRATION (BD8 WHITE IN COLOUR):
    This has been superseded by a TELL us ONCE telephone number which the registrar should give you. You can use this service to stop all government related services {Pension, TV license, Passport etc)
  • YOU NEED TO ASK THE REGISTRAR FOR COPIES OF THE DEATH CERTIFICATE -THERE IS A CHARGE PER COPY (currently £11 per copy)
    This is to enable you to deal with the deceased person's private affairs i.e. Bank, Insurances, Building Society, Post Office, Etc. If the is a Will and a Solicitor is handling the estate, pass a copy to them.

Registrar's addresses

  • Rugeley Register Office. Council Offices, Beecroft Road, Cannock WS111BG
  • Stafford Register Office. 1 Staffordshire Place, Stafford ST16 2DH
  • Lichfield Register Office. The Old Library Building, Bird Street, Lichfield WS13 6PY
  • Uttoxeter Register Office. Uttoxeter Library, 57 High Street, Uttoxeter ST14 7JQ
  • Burton on Trent Register Office. Burton Library, Riverside, Burton on Trent DE14 lAH
  • All the above can be contacted on 03001118001 or by email at registrars enquires

    The are also Register Offices in Queens Hospital, Burton on Trent, County Hospital, Stafford and University Hospital of North Staffordshire, for deaths in the hospital (The Bereavement office will advise on this)