Jackson Family Funeral Directors
Upton 01684 594971
Pershore 01386 552724

Registering a death

Independent, qualified funeral directors based in Upton-upon-Severn and Pershore.

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'Worcestershire Funeral Director of the Year'

Registering a death

One of the first steps in making funeral arrangements is to register the death with the Registrar of Births, Deaths and Marriage. It is better for us to discuss this with you as it can seem quite confusing, however we have put together the following information to help you.

To register a death within Worcestershire

Please ring this number to make an appointment

01905 768181


To register a death within Gloucestershire

Please ring this number to make an appointment

01242 532455


It is easier for you to register a death within the county that the death occurred however, there are ways to register at a registrar’s office close to you. Please make sure you have obtained the medical certificate of cause of death, issued by a doctor treating the person prior to death, before you make an appointment.


You may not be able to register a death if the Coroner is involved until they have issued the relevant certificates. Please do not be alarmed if you are contacted by the Coroner’s office, they are there to

help you.

Natural causes

A qualified informant must register a death within five days of it happening. An appointment is



The people qualified to register a death are:

1. Relative of the deceased present at death

2. Relative of the deceased in attendance during the last illness

3. Relative of the deceased residing or being in the same sub district.

4. A person present at death

The Registrar will require the informant to give them a medical certificate of death, the deceased’s medical card and details concerning the deceased. (a birth certificate and marriage certificate are both helpful but not essential)


Details required

  • The date and place of death
  • Full name of the deceased and maiden name if a married woman
  • Date and place of birth
  • Occupation, and if the deceased was a married woman or widow the name and occupation
  • of her husband
  • Usual address of the deceased
  • Whether in receipt of any pension or allowance from public funds
  • If married, date of birth of surviving widow or widower
  • Name of informant, qualification and usual address

Unnatural or sudden death

In this case it is better to consult with your Funeral Director as soon as possible for guidance, as the coroner will probably be involved and extra time may be needed before the funeral can take place.


The Registrar will issue the informant with:

A green certificate for burial or cremation (please pass to the funeral director)

A white certificate for Department for Work and Pensions purposes (known as B.D.8)

A certified copy of the entry into the register (legal death certificate).

A fee has to be paid to the registrar for every copy that is issued.

Where the coroner has been involved the certificates may differ.

24 hour personal attention from Matthew Jackson or Mark Campion.

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