Registering a death

Where do I register a death?

A death must be registered in the district that it occurred.

The death must be registered within five days (unless the coroner is investigating the circumstances leading to the death or the registrar says this period may be exceeded).

For deaths in Salford, you must register the death at Salford register office which is located at Salford Civic Centre.

If you are unable to attend at the correct district, you can make a declaration to any other register office in England and Wales. Further information, including a list of register offices, is available on the General Register Office website.

Make an appointment

For your convenience we operate an appointments system. Please telephone 0161 909 6501 for an appointment.

What happens at the register office

When you go to see the registrar you should take all of these:

  • The medical certificate which states the cause of death
  • The deceased's medical card (if possible)
  • The deceased's birth and marriage certificates (if possible)

You should tell the registrar

  • The date and place of death
  • The deceased's full name and last name (and maiden name where appropriate)
  • The deceased's last (usual) address
  • The deceased's date and place of birth
  • The deceased's occupation and the name and occupation of their spouse
  • If the deceased was married, the date of birth of the surviving widow or widower
  • Whether the deceased received a pension or allowance from public funds

The registrar who registers the death will give you

  • A 'Certificate for Burial or Cremation' (sometimes referred to as the 'green form'), unless the coroner has already issued these documents. These give permission for the body to be buried or cremated. It should be given to your funeral director without delay as without it the funeral (or cremation) cannot take place
  • A Certificate of Registration of Death (form BD8). This is a Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) form and must must be completed and taken (or posted) to an appropriate DWP office
  • If you require certified copies of the death certificate, these may be purchased from the registrar £4 each at the time of registration
  • Post registration, copy certificates can be applied for online or by post. The cost is £8 each which includes an administration fee of £1)

If you go to a register office other than district where the death took place, the above certificates will be sent to you.

Who to contact

Name
Salford Register Office
Address
Salford Civic Centre
Chorley Road
Swinton
Salford
M27 5AW
Map to this location
Telephone
0161 909 6501
Email
regofficeswinton1@salford.gov.uk

This page was last updated on 16 September 2013

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