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Legally a death must be registered within 5 days in the Registration District where the death actually occurred. If the death is referred to the Coroner this may be extended.

Book an appointment online

You will need to make an appointment to register a death as soon as you have confirmed that the medical certificate of cause of death has been emailed to the Register Office from the relevant doctor.

You are required to register a death at the register office for the district where the death occurred. You can obtain the burial form and purchase death certificates at the appointment. At the end of the appointment, the registrar will record the details of the death into the DWP Tell us once service for you to notify government departments of the death afterwards. 

The quickest and easiest way to book an appointment is online. 

Please download the 'information required for a death registration' form above before your appointment. This will enable you to prepare the answers to the questions you will be asked during the registration process.

If you are unable to book online, please telephone Dudley Council Plus on 0300 555 2345 for assistance. Lines are open Monday to Friday (excluding bank holidays) 9am to 5pm.

If the person who is legally required to register the death is unable to attend the relevant Register Office, they can register the death by declaration at another, more convenient, Register Office. This means they would give the relevant information to that Registrar who would then post it to the Registrar in the district where the death occurred to be entered into the register. Persons choosing to do this must understand that the posting of the documents to the registering Registrar may delay the funeral arrangements. We will also send you form 344 for social security purposes and any death certificates requested.

If the death occurred within Dudley borough, you can register at either Dudley Register Office or Stourbridge Registration Office. If you are not sure in which district the death occurred, if you have the post code for the address you can check on using the post code for the address. If you are still unsure, please contact us for advice.

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