Registering a Death

When you have the certificate from the hospital you will need to make an appointment to register the death.

The address is:

The Register Office
Cheylesmore Manor House
Manor House Drive (off New Union Street)
Coventry CV1 2ND

Telephone: 024 7683 3141


The Register Office is open from 9.30am to 4.30pm Monday to Friday, except public holidays. You will need to either log on to or telephone the Register Office to make an appointment.

The Registrar will ask you the following details:

  • Date and place of death
  • Full name and surname of deceased
  • Maiden name (if appropriate)
  • Date and place of birth
  • Occupation
  • If the deceased was a married or widowed woman, the name and occupation of her husband
  • Usual address
  • Whether the deceased was in receipt of any pensions or allowances from public funds
  • If married, the date of birth of the surviving spouse.


The following documents are helpful but please do not worry if you cannot find them:

  • Medical card
  • Birth certificate
  • Marriage certificate


The Registrar will then give you:

  • A green form to take to the funeral directors


If the deceased was in receipt of a pension or allowance from public funds the Registrar will also give you a white form which should be sent or taken to the local Department of Social Security along with any other benefit books the deceased may have.

Most people will also require one or more copies of the formal registration of death in order to notify any banks, building societies, insurance, and pension funds, of the death. These can be requested at this time for a small fee.

It is possible to get copies of the death certificate at a later date, but this is more costly.


Location of the Registrar (Coventry)