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Register a death

A death should normally be registered within 5 days (unless a coroner is investigating the circumstances). Registration should be at the register office in the district where the death occurred.

Make an appointment 

You must book an appointment with us to come in and register a death. You can do this by calling 020 8270 4744 or emailing

Where to register 

On the confirmed date and time of your appointment you must register the death at Woodlands House Register Office, Woodlands House, Rainham Road North, Dagenham RM10 7ER.

We reserve the right to cancel your appointment if you arrive more than 5 minutes late and during busy periods reschedule it to another day.

Documents required

You will need to bring the medical cause of death certificate with you at the time of registration. The birth certificate or passport for the deceased may also be useful. In addition, photographic identification is required for the person registering the death.

Tell Us Once service

We also offer the Tell Us Once service which lets you report a death to most government organisations via a single point of contact.

Certificate cost

A death certificate costs £11 per copy, payable on the day of registration. 

Additional copies of certificates can also be obtained after the day of registration.