All chapel services at Agecroft Crematorium, Peel Green Crematorium and Swinton Cemetery Chapel will be limited to ten mourners until further notice. The council’s Bereavement Services is making the change to minimise the risk to Salford residents and council employees from the Covid-19 coronavirus.
By law you must register a death within five days, unless the coroner is investigating the circumstances leading to the death.
You cannot currently book an appointment online - please ring 0161 793 2500.
All appointments will be by telephone and not face to face. You will need to request the doctor who issues the Medical Certificate Cause of Death to scan both sides of this to firstname.lastname@example.org.
After your appointment we will scan your green form to the undertakers you have chosen. At the time of the appointment certificates costing £11 each can be paid for by card and we will post out first class. You will also be advised on the Tell us Once service.
We thank you for your understanding at this difficult time.
Salford Register Office has introduced the tell us once service that allows you to report a death just once and tell those parts of central and local government that require informing, about that death. You will be given a unique reference when you register a death and you can then either telephone a central number with your reference or go online and access the system that way.
The following departments can be informed - Housing Benefit, Council Tax Benefit, Blue Badge, the Electoral Roll, Libraries, Passport Authority, Pensions and Benefits such as tax Credits, Disability and carers service, Job Centre plus, Overseas health team, DVLA, War Pension Scheme.
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.
A relative must always register the death in the first instance.
If there are no relatives, you may register if you:
When you go to see the registrar you should ensure you have the medical certificate which states the cause of death unless a post-mortem has been held.
In respect of the deceased:
For the person registering the death:
We will also ask if the deceased is to be buried or cremated, where this is due to take place and who is dealing with the funeral arrangements.
If you go to a register office outside the district where the death took place to make a declaration to register, the above certificates will be sent to you if you include a cheque or postal order when making the declaration at another office.
This page was last updated on 27 March 2020