Registering A Death Cornwall
When someone passes away you should register their death at the Registrar’s Office within the district where the death has occurred.
Generally, all deaths should be registered within five days – unless H. M. Coroner is informed – in which case please feel free to contact us and we can advise you as appropriate to your particular circumstances.
If you have any concerns about registering the death after you have read the following notes, please don’t hesitate to contact us on 01209 890229
Supporting you at time of loss 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. There are times when someone passes away outside of office hours, at weekends or bank holidays, which is why we are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days of the year. Simply call us on 07968 498227 or 01209 890229 and we will arrange for your loved one to be brought into our care.
In most circumstances, a relative may register the death, but if that is not possible then the following people may also be considered appropriate:
You will need to make an appointment to attend the Registrar’s Office by telephoning or e-mailing the relevant office.
It will take approximately 40 minutes to complete the registration procedure during your appointment.Contact Us
The Registrar might ask you some questions regarding the death. It will help if you can find out the answers to the following points prior to visiting the Registrar’s Office:
You will also be asked to answer some additional questions which the registrar collects to add to government statistics and which is kept confidential. This may vary from time to time.
Many Registrar’s Offices operate a ‘Tell us once’ facility which serves to advise governmental and local council services when someone has passed away. You can ask the Registrar about this when you have your appointment or visit www.gov.uk/tell-us-once for more information.Contact Us
When someone passes away it is important to notify all the people who need to know. This will help reduce unwanted correspondence. The ‘Tell us once’ facility serves to advise governmental and local council services when someone has passed away: www.gov.uk/tell-us-once.
You may also find it useful to visit www.the-bereavement-register.org.uk where you can register the death of a friend or relative by completing a straight forward online form. This register aims to stop unwanted direct mail addressed to the deceased.
However, there is generally a long list of people to notify outside of the government and local authority so we have compiled a checklist to help you in this task.Contact Us
You can use any of the 12 offices in Cornwall, you don't have to use the closest one to your home.
Please visit https://www.cornwall.gov.uk/births-marriages-deaths/cornwall-registration-offices/ for more information.