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You must register a death within five days of the event (including weekends and bank holidays). In some circumstances, particularly if the Coroner has been involved, this may not be possible.

Where possible, please choose the first available appointment at your chosen register office. Bear in mind that other offices may have an earlier appointment which may be more convenient.

It is preferable to register a death in the area where the person died. If this is within Warwickshire you can book an appointment at any of our registration offices.

If you use a registration office outside Warwickshire, the documents will be sent by email to the office in the area where the person died before they are issued to you. This means you will usually wait a few days for copies of the death certificate.

Who can register a death?

You can register the death if you are:

  • a relative
  • someone present at the death
  • the person who found the body
  • the person in charge of the body
  • the person making arrangements with the funeral directors
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