People who have a legal responsibility to register a death include:
A death should normally be registered within five days (unless a coroner is investigating the circumstances leading to a death). The death must be registered at the Register Office for the district where the death occurred.
For deaths in Liverpool, you must register the death at:
Liverpool Register Office
St George's Hall (Heritage Entrance)
St George's Place
Alternatively, you can contact us to book an appointment.
Please note: Only relatives of the deceased can attend the appointment. This includes relatives of the deceased by marriage/civil partnership or adoption e.g. spouse/civil partner, children, in-laws, siblings.
A Registrar will talk to you privately at the Register Office and will ask you for:
Once the registration has been completed, the Registrar will ask you to check that all the details are correct before signing the Register. You should check the information carefully before signing.
The Registrar will then give you a "green form" which will allow you to arrange the funeral. There is no charge for this form. In addition, you will be given a form for Social Security purposes (BD8). There is no charge for this form.
Where the Coroner is involved a different procedure may apply.
When you attend your appointment to register a death, please ensure that you take the following documentation with you:
It will also be helpful (but not essential) to bring the following documents with you to your appointment. All documents relate to the deceased unless otherwise stated.
At the time of registration a certified copy of the entry in the Register (death certificate) may be provided at a cost of £4 each. If copies of the death certificate are required after the registration the Registrar will advise on fees.
Duplicate or copy certificates can always be obtained at a later date if required. Find out how to get copies of certificates.