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Council Services:

Register a death

A death should normally be registered within five days of the date of death.

However, there may be exceptions, for example, when the coroner is involved. If the death has been referred to a coroner; it cannot be registered until the registrar has received authority from the coroner to proceed with the registration.

Please contact the Registration Service for further information and advice if you think the coroner is involved.

What documents and information will the registrar require?

In order to register the death, you must have:

  • the medical certificate of cause of death issued by the doctor who was treating the deceased. You must bring this within five days of receiving the certificate
  • birth certificate
  • marriage / civil partnership certificates
  • NHS number / medical card

If the coroner is involved

Confirmation that the necessary paperwork is available to the registrar from the coroner’s office. After a post mortem has taken place, a form is sent directly from the Coroner’s Office to the registrar or the district where the death has occurred so that the death can be registered.

Additional information needed to register the death

About the deceased

  • full name and surname of the deceased or the Maiden name in the case of an unmarried woman or widow
  • the date and place of death 
  • date and place of birth of the deceased
  • occupation of the deceased and in the case of a woman who is married or widowed, the full name and occupation of her husband
  • the usual address of the deceased
  • if the deceased was still married, the date of birth of their spouse
  • whether the deceased was in receipt of a pension or benefits from public funds
  • in the case of a child, the father and mother’s full names and occupations and the child’s full address

Contact Registrar Service

Registration Office
Shire Hall
LL77 7TW

Holyhead Office:
Tel: (01407) 761102
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Wednesday: 9:30am. - 4pm (J.EO’Toole Centre)
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Births and deaths: 01248 751925
Marriages: 01248 751926 / 01248 751927
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Opening hours
Monday: 9:30am - 4pm
Tuesday: 9:30am - 4pm
Wednesday: 9:30am - 4pm
Thursday: 9:30am - 4pm
Friday: 9:30am - 4pm

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