Register a death

Use this guide to help you when registering a death.

Death certificates and cost

A death certificate is a certified copy of the entry in the register of deaths.

Death certificates cost £12.50 each. You can order multiple copies of the certificate on the registration appointment booking form.

Buying multiple certificates allows you to communicate with many organisations at the same time, without having to wait for your documents to be returned to you. You might want to consider purchasing several certificates, as you may need to provide one to:

  • insurance companies
  • banks and building societies
  • investment firms
  • pensions administrators
  • will executors or estate administrators
  • solicitors
  • utility companies
  • local authorities.

You cannot order extra certificates during your registration appointment telephone call, but you can order certificates at any time after.