Births, marriages, deaths

Tell Us Once

Tell Us Once is an optional free service that lets you report a death to most government organisations and council departments in one go.

When you register a death with us the registrar will ask if you want to use the Tell Us Once service.  If you do, they will give you a unique reference number to access the service online or over the phone.

This means you won't need to get in touch with individual organisations or send copies of death certificates to notify them of a death - Tell Us Once will do it all for you.

They can notify services such as the Department for Work and Pensions, HM Revenue and Customs and the Passport Office, as well as the following council services:

  • Adult Services
  • Blue Badges
  • Children's Services
  • Council Tax
  • Council housing
  • Concessionary travel
  • Electoral Services
  • Housing Benefit
  • Library Services
  • Sundry Debts

See GOV.UK for a full list of services included in Tell Us Once and the details you'll need before using the service.

Sign in to Tell Us Once

If you have registered a death and opted to use the Tell Us Once service, sign in below using the unique reference number the registrar has given you.

Sign in to Tell Us Once

Please note, after you register the death you must use the service within 28 days.

The government has produced a guide to tell you what you need to do after someone has died.  View the guide on the GOV.UK website.

Tell Us Once information video

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has produced a short video guide about Tell Us Once: