Registration of deaths

2. Making an appointment

It's best to register a death at the register office in the district where the person died.

If the death occurred in Stockport you can register the death at Stockport Registration Office.

To make an appointment to register a death please contact the Stockport Registration Service by telephone on 0161 217 6007, our opening hours: 8.30am - 4.30pm Monday to Friday.

What you need to bring to your appointment

If the deceased’s doctor or hospital has issued you with a medical certificate stating the cause of death, you will need to bring this with you. If the Coroner has been informed, you should contact the Stockport Registration Service on 0161 217 6007 to make sure that we have received the authority from the coroner.

You will also need to tell the registrar:

  • The date and place of death
  • Their full name, date and place of birth
  • Any names previously used, e.g. maiden name
  • If the deceased was married or in a civil partnership, the full name and occupation of their spouse/civil partner
  • Their occupation
  • Their last address
  • Was the deceased the subject of a Deprivation of Liberty Safeguarding Order (PDF 322Kb)? – If the deceased was the subject of a Deprivation of Liberty Safeguarding Order please inform the doctor, care home or hospital who will notify the Coroner. The death cannot be registered until the Coroner has given his or her authorisation.

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.