Register a death
You can register a death if you are:
- a relative, preferably living in Hackney
- a person present at the death
- the person arranging the funeral with the undertakers
Due to the Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, new legislation has been put into place recently which allows death registrations to be registered over the telephone, with no need for face-to-face contact. Please do not attempt to come to any of our offices.
Book a telephone death registration appointment
Alternatively, please call 020 8356 3355.
At the registration, bring the medical certificate of death and tell us the person’s:
- full name (and any maiden name)
- full name and occupation of husband (if a married woman or widow)
- date and place of birth
- occupation and usual address
Registering a stillbirth
Correcting an error on a death certificate
Corrections can only be made to a death registration when the wrong information has been recorded. Evidence showing the correct information to be recorded, may be required. How to correct a death certificate.
Telling other government agencies about a death – tell us once
When someone dies you need to tell the Department of Work and Pensions and other departments and local services, sending each of them a copy of the death certificate.
The free tell us once service does this for you.
You can do this at the same time as registering a death, or contact us to make an appointment afterwards.
We need the following information about the person who has died:
- national insurance number
- passport number
- driving licence number
- details of any benefits received
- blue badge (which will be retained)
We will treat the information you give us confidentially and securely.
Read more information about the service in our tell us once leaflet.