By law you must register a death within five days, unless the coroner is investigating the circumstances leading to the death.
You can book an online appointment by clicking the link below or alternatively you can make an appointment by telephone, call 0161 793 2500 to arrange your appointment.
You will need to have collected the Medical Certificate of Cause of Death (MCCD) from the hospital or GP before making your appointment. If the Coroner has been informed of the death, the Register Office will need to have received their approval and paperwork to go ahead with the registration before you can make an appointment.
If you are aware a post-mortem is being held, you will not need to collect the medical cause of death certificate, and the Coroner will send the document direct to the Register Office, to allow the registration to go ahead. You should check this paperwork is available before making your appointment.
If an inquest has been held you do not need to attend an appointment with us.
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 9 January 2019