Register a death

Find out what you need to do to register a death in Essex.

Who can register a death

The death can be registered by a relative of the person who has died.

If a relative is not able to register the death

Someone else can register the death if

  • they were there at the time of death
  • are an administrator at the hospital or care home where the person died
  • are in charge of making funeral arrangements for the person