Register a Death

In England and Wales, a death must be registered by the Registrar of Births & Deaths.

The death will need to registered in the area in which it occurred. We can advise you on which registrar should be contacted.

To register a death you need to book an appointment in advance. The death must be registered within five days, unless a coroner is involved.

If the death occurred at Manchester Royal Infirmary, Wythenshawe Hospital or North Manchester General Hospital then you can register at the hospital by appointment on some days.

Who can register the death?

Only certain family members are allowed to register the death. If no relative is available then the registration can be carried out by someone who was present at the death, or the person who is responsible for arranging the funeral.

If you are unsure whether or not you have the authority, we will advise you.

If the death has been reported to the Coroner, we will advise you as to when to register the death.

The Registrar will need the following information:

  • The Medical Certificate of Cause of Death (if Coroner not involved).
  • Full name of the person that has died.
  • Home address.
  • Date and place of death.
  • Date and place of birth.
  • Occupation.
  • If married the date of birth of the surviving partner.
  • If they received a pension or allowance from public funds.

The Registrar will issue you with:

  • The Green Form for Burial or Cremation (we will need this form)
  • As many copies of the Death Certificate that you need

Local Registrars

Bolton Registrar
Bolton Town Hall
Tel; 01204 331 185

Manchester Registrar
1st Floor Heron House
Lloyd Street
M2 5LE
Tel; 0161 234 7864

Oldham Register Office
Chadderton Town Hall
Middleton Road
Tel; 0161 770 3708

Rochdale Registrar
Ground Floor
Rochdale Town Hall
Tel; 01706 647 474

Salford Registrar
Civic Centre
Chorley Rd
Tel; 0161 909 6501

Stockport Registrar
Stockport Town Hall
John St
Tel; 0161 474 3399

Trafford Registrar
Sale Town Hall
Tatton Rd
M33 7HY
Tel; 0161 912 3025

Tameside Registrar
The Register Office
Dukinfield Town Hall
King Street
SK16 4LA
Tel; 0161 342 5032

Warrington Registrar
The Register Office
Museum Street
Tel; 01925 442194