Register a death

Register a death - when and how?

You must register a death with the local registrar for the district where the death occurred within five days (the registrar may agree to delay this). 

The doctor who treated the person during their last illness will usually issue a Medical Certificate of Cause of Death.

If the person died in the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames you must register the death with Kingston Register Office where the records will be held. 

If it is not convenient for you to visit Kingston Register Office, you can make a declaration to register the death at any register office. They will send the information to the Kingston Register Office. You may have to wait a few days for the paperwork needed to make funeral arrangements.  

Register a death at Kingston Register Office

You do not need an appointment at Kingston Register Office to register a death. We are open between 9am and 4pm. 

Please bring supporting documentation with you (e.g. passport, driving licence, utility bill, birth and marriage certificates) which will help ensure the information recorded is accurate.

However, if any of these documents are not available, the registrar can still go ahead with the death registration.