Skip to main content

Register a death

When registering a death, you need to do this remotely - we will not ask you to attend any of our registration offices. You must register a death within eight days of the person dying.

If the person died in Scotland you can register their death at any registration office in Scotland but most families will contact their local registration office. If the person died somewhere else in the UK or abroad you must register the death in that country.

Tell Us Once

This is a free service which makes it easier for you to contact government departments and local council services to tell them when someone has died. We will provide you with a unique reference number and you can contact the Tell Us Once service by either a freephone number or online.

Documents we will issue

  • short version of the person's death certificate, which is free of charge
  • form for the undertaker, which is free of charge
  • full version of the person's death certificate, which costs £10

If you do not use the Tell Us Once service to tell the department for Work and pensions we will give you a BD8 Form so you can notify them yourself. This is free of charge.

Out of hours/emergency contact

Please call 07985 330371.

Page last updated:
06 May 2022

Help us improve this pageClose

We're sorry this page didn't meet your expectations this time. Please let us know if you have any feedback to help us improve the content.

If you have a question or comment about a council service or would like a reply, please contact us.

Thank you for your feedback