A death usually needs to be registered within 5 days in the district where the death occurred by a relative of the deceased (unless the death has been reported to a coroner).
In certain circumstances, another person can register a death.
- Someone present at the time of death.
- A person arranging the funeral (not the undertaker).
You’ll need to register the death before you can get the documents you need to arrange a funeral and sort out the deceased’s estate.