Independent Funeral Directors covering Chelmsford and Essex

Registering A Death

 

Registration of a death in the district in which it has occurred is required within five days and is by appointment only.

The doctor who has certified the death will issue you with a Certificate Cause of Death – you must take this certificate with you to the Registrar. Also, take the medical card and birth certificate, if possible.

Contact the registrar’s central booking system for Essex on 0345 603 7632 to make an appointment at any of their offices. Alternatively you can book online at https://www.essex.gov.uk/Births%20Ceremonies%20Deaths/Deaths/Pages/Registering-a-death.aspx

Contact the registrars booking system for Havering on 01708 433481 to make an appointment at any of their offices. Alternatively you can book online at https://www.havering.gov.uk/info/20092/deaths_funerals_and_cremations/487/register_a_death

Contact the registrars booking system for Southend on 01702 215009 to make an appointment at any of their offices. Alternatively you can book online at http://www.southend.gov.uk/info/200366/registering_a_death/164/register_a_death 

Contact the registrars booking system for Thurrock 01375 372 822 to make an appointment at any of their offices. Alterntivley you can book online at https://www.thurrock.gov.uk/deaths-burials-and-cremations/register-death

The Registrar will require the following information from you:

  • Full name
  • Date and place of birth
  • Date and place of death
  • Marital status
  • Home address
  • Last occupation (even if retired)
  • If married at date of death – date of birth of surviving partner
  • If female and married/widowed, maiden name and husband’s full name and occupation

The Registrar will issue you with a Death Certificate – more copies are available at this point if required and charged at £4.50 per copy.

The Registrar will also issue the Green Certificate which is the only certificate Secure Haven Funeral Directors will require from you before the funeral service takes place.