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Book an appointment to register a death

You can make an appointment to register a death by using the online form below.

Before you start

If the deceased’s doctor or hospital has issued you with a medical certificate stating the cause of death, you must bring this with you or you will not be able to register the death.

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.

If the death did not occur in Stockport, you will be asked if you would like to make a declaration to give information relating to the death. If you choose to make a declaration, you will need to bring a cheque book to the appointment with you to make a payment to the register office in the district where the death occurred.

It would be helpful if you could bring:

  • your passport or driving licence
  • the deceased’s passport or driving licence
  • a utility bill of the deceased

These documents will help to ensure the accuracy of the information recorded, but don’t worry if any of these documents are not available as the registrar can still proceed to register the death.

You'll 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
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How we use your data

Personal data collected as part of this booking process will be used for the purposes of arranging an appointment to register a death. Further details about how personal data is used by the Register Office can be found on our privacy notice page.