Coronavirus Update: Camden Register Office is providing Death registration appointments over the phone only. The hospital, or GP, will scan a copy of the relevant paperwork. Once they have done so you can use the online booking option below to book an appointment.
The law requires you to register a death within five days of it occurring, unless it was referred to a coroner. Even in most coroner's cases, deaths should still be registered within seven days.
Death Certificates: Please purchase your certificates online when you make your appointment. If you are unable to do so please use the link below to order online after your appointment.
Certificates will be dispatched within 1 week of death registration via post.
Coroners post mortem: If you have received confirmation that the coroner has completed their work and have sent the relevant paperwork to the register office please book an appointment online.
Coroner’s Inquest: if you have received confirmation that the coroner has completed their work and have sent the relevant paperwork to the register office please use the link above to order the certificates online. You do not need to attend the Register Office.
If you have any questions please email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 020 7974 4444 (option 6 ask for Registrars) to leave a message for the Registrars team.
The Office at Crowndale is closed for death registrations until further notice
Same Day Burial Service
For weekday Same Day Burial service call 020 7974 4444 (option 6 ask for Registrars) or email email@example.com
For weekend out of hours services Please call 020 7974 4444 (option 1 for gas leak) between 9am and 12noon.
Please note the we will do our upmost to meet your requirements at this stressful time, but it may not always be possible.
For further information please see our leaflet: Camden guide to registering a death (PDF)
View the questions that a registrar will ask you (PDF)
Book a telephone appointment
Apply For Certificates
Where do I register a death?
The death should normally be registered in the registration district where it happened. So if the death occurred within the London Borough of Camden (for example at University College Hospital, Royal Free Hospital, The National Hospital, Great Ormond Street Hospital or Mary Curie Hospice, Hampstead) you will need to see us.
Book an appointment
Please note: Camden Registration Service will be cashless from 17th February 2020. All major Debit and Credit cards are accepted apart from American Express.
If the death happened elsewhere, then you should normally go to the district office for that area.
I'm not sure which office to go to
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I'm unable to come to the appropriate office
If it is inconvenient to attend the appropriate register office where the death happened you can complete a registration at any other register office in England and Wales. The registrar will pass the details on to the appropriate office who can then record the death and send you the documents you need by post. This means you can book an appointment with us even if the death occurred outside of Camden.
Please note: Any registration which is given outside of the register office where the death happened will delay your arrangements and is not appropriate if you expect a funeral to be completed within less than two weeks.