How a Death is Registered
The death must be registered at an Office of Registration, as soon as possible, and usually within five days of the death, (unless the Registrar extends this period). The death can now be registered at different offices, except in Portsmouth or Southampton, which are Unitary Councils. The doctor who certifies the death will issue a Medical Certificate of Cause of Death, which must be handed to the Registrar. If the death is referred to a Coroner, the procedure is slightly different and we will advise of the arrangements concerning this.
All Hampshire Register offices, including Fareham and Gosport
Please phone , 0300 555 1392 between 8am – 8pm Monday – Friday and 9:30am – 4pm Saturday
Fareham Register Office
4 – 8 Osborn Road South, Fareham PO16 7DG
Tel: 0300 555 1392
Gosport Register Office
Town Hall, High Street, Gosport, PO12 1BT
Tel: 0300 555 1392
Portsmouth Register Office
Milldam House, Burnaby Road, Portsmouth PO1 3AF
Tel: 023 9282 9041
Southampton Register Office
6a Bugle Street Southampton SO14 2LX
Tel: 023 8091 5327
You will need to make an appointment and take the following:- 0300 555 1392
The Medical Certificate of the Cause of Death.
The deceased’s Medical Card, if possible.
Any forms given to you from a Coroner, if applicable, and any pensions the deceased was receiving.
You should tell the Registrar
The date and place of death.
The deceased’s last (usual) address.
The deceased’s first names, surnames and maiden name if appropriate.
The deceased’s date and place of birth.
The deceased’s occupation and that of his/her spouse’s, if applicable.
Whether the deceased was receiving any pension or benefits allowance.
If the deceased was married, the date of birth of surviving spouse.
What the Registrar will give you
A Certificate for Burial or Cremation (Green Form), which will be required by the funeral director before the funeral takes place. If the Coroner has been involved, a Certificate for Cremation will be issued and the funeral director will collect this on your behalf; a Certificate of Registration of Death (BD8) for the Department for Work and Pensions and copies of the Entry of Death (The Death Certificate), which will be needed by the Executors of the Estate. Normally two or three copies are sufficient for these purposes.
The Registrar may also inform the following through the ‘Tell us Once’ service.
- Government services
- Identity and Passport Office
- Council Services / Libraries
- Adult & Children’s services
- Blue Badge Scheme
- Council Housing / Housing Tax & Tax Benefits
- Electoral Roll Services
- Monies owed to the Council