Family managed funerals guidance

Registering a death

Registration should be made within five days of the death usually by a close relative or the person who is arranging the funeral. You should telephone the registrar to make an appointment so that you are seen as soon as possible.

When registering the death you will need to take the medical certificate of cause of death with you.

If an inquest is to be held the coroner will register the death.

Further information

For registering a death within Staffordshire, please see the Staffordshire County Council website.