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.
Important - You will need to make an appointment to register a death, as soon as you have, or know when you can collect, the medical certificate of cause of death from the relevant doctor.
To book an appointment please telephone Dudley Council Plus 0300 555 2345. Lines open 08:30 – 17:00 weekdays and 09:00 – 12:00 Saturdays.
We are working to make on-line appointment booking available very soon.
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 Council Plus, Dudley Register Office or Stourbridge Registration Office. If you are not sure in which district the death occurred, please contact us for advice.
Telephone 01384 815373. Please note our lines are quieter in the afternoons.