Make an appointment to register a death

DO NOT make an appointment if you are showing symptoms of COVID-19 

DO NOT make an appointment if you have been in contact with anyone showing symptoms of COVID-19 within the last 14 days  

Face coverings must be worn at all times unless you are medically exempt.  

You will need to request the doctor who issues the Medical Certificate Cause of Death, to scan and send both sides of this to: registeroffice@salford.gov.uk.  

Please ensure the document has been scanned to the register office before making your appointment on line.  The hospital or GP should confirm this to you

After your appointment we will scan your green form to the undertakers you have chosen. Please have your undertakers details available for your appointment.  At the time of the appointment, certificates costing £11.00 each can be paid for by card and we will post out first class.  You will also be advised on the Tell us Once service. 

We thank you for your understanding at this difficult time. 

By law you must register a death within five days, unless the coroner is investigating.

We can only register deaths that have occurred in Salford.

The death cannot be registered until the doctor or hospital provides you with a Medical Certificate of Cause of Death or, if the Coroner is involved, the relevant paperwork has been provided to us.

By law, the closest relative must register the death (unfortunately, unmarried partners are not legally recognised as a relative). 

If there are no living relatives, you are able to register the death if you:

  • were present at the death
  • are an authorised representative of the care home where the person died
  • are an authorised representative of the hospital where the person died 
  • are arranging the funeral