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Deaths and Cemeteries

Deaths must be registered within five days, in the district where the death occurred, by one of the following:

  • A relative of the deceased.
  • Someone present at the time of death.
  • A person arranging the funeral (not the undertaker).

In certain circumstances, another person can register a death, please contact the Stockport Register Office for further information.

To help provide the best service we strongly recommend customers telephone and book an appointment.

  • When attending to register you will be asked questions regarding names, dates, addresses
    and places which will feed into the register entry.
  • To help ensure the accuracy of the information recorded it would be useful if you could bring
    supporting documentation with you (e.g. passport, driving licence, utility bill, birth and
    marriage certificates)
  • Do not worry if any of these documents are not available as the registrar can still proceed to
    register the death.

Opening hours: 8.30am - 4.30pm Monday to Friday.
Please note we are closed on the morning of the first Wednesday of the month.


Cemeteries Service

Stockport Council’s Cemeteries Service is responsible for the management of cemeteries and churchyards in Stockport.


Useful information and basic contact details of people involved in death registration and investigation.

Planning a Civil Funeral

A funeral ceremony conducted by a trained professional celebrant to commemorate a loved one’s life and parting.

Registration of Deaths

Information about Registration of Deaths and Tell Us Once service

Support and Specialist Groups

Information about support groups and specialist groups that can provide further advice and guidance following your bereavement.

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