The Coroners Service for South Manchester covers the boroughs of Stockport, Tameside and Trafford.

A death is usually reported to the Coroner if it's sudden or unexpected or if the doctor is unable to issue a death certificate. The Coroner is then responsible for establishing the cause of death and considering whether to order a post mortem and/or hold an inquest.

HM Coroner’s Office, The Coroner’s Court, 1 Mount Tabor, Stockport, SK1 3AG

Tel: 0161 474 3993
Fax: 0161 474 3994

Opening hours

  • Monday to Thursday from 8:30am to 4:30pm
  • Friday from 8:30am to 4pm

Note: the phone lines close at 4pm Monday to Friday.

For more information visit the Coroners Manchester South website.

Bereavement services

The Greater Manchester Bereavement Service can help to find support for anyone in Greater Manchester that has been bereaved or affected by a death. You can visit their website or call 0161 983 0902.

You can also contact the hospital bereavement service:

  • Stepping Hill: 0161 419 5034
  • Trafford General Hospital: 0161 746 2861
  • Tameside General Hospital: 0161 331 5192

Registrar of births and deaths

Relatives are advised to telephone the Registrar in advance to make an appointment. The death can be registered after all the paperwork has been completed by the Coroner.

Stockport Register Office

John Street entrance, Town Hall, Stockport, SK1 3XE
Tel: 0161 217 6007
Fax: 0161 474 3390
Opening hours: Monday to Friday from 8:30am to 4:30pm

Note: we're closed on the morning of the first Wednesday in the month.

Tameside Registrar

The Register Office, Dukinfield Town Hall, King Street, Dukinfield, SK16 4LA
Tel: 0161 342 5032
Fax: 0161 342 5036

Trafford Registrar

Sale Town Hall, Sale Waterside, Sale M33 7ZF
Tel: __0161 912 3026 __
Fax: 0161 912 3031

The Coroner's Court - Stockport

1 Mount Tabor
Tel: 0161 477 2020