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Death Registration Appointment

By law you must register a death within five days (including weekends) in the registration district, unless the Coroner is investigating.

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

Coronavirus - From Tuesday 31st March 2020 we will complete all death registrations via the telephone.  

If you've received the legal paperwork from the attending GP or hospital this needs to be emailed to us as soon as possible - WE CANNOT COMPLETE THE REGISTRATION WITHOUT HAVING ACCESS TO THIS INFORMATION.

If you've been notified that the paperwork has been forwarded to us please complete the online booking. PLEASE DO NOT ATTEND THE OFFICE - we will telephone you to complete the registration.

Further updates will  be available via our website

Documents to confirm names and addresses for the relative registering the death, as well as the deceased, can be presented during the appointment if they are readily available.

Deaths occurring at Kettering General Hospital must be registered with us. However if the death occurred at home, please check the location is within North Northamptonshire as some addresses with a NN postcode are not included within this district.

The Registration Service operates pre-booked appointments only, we do not offer walk-in appointments at any of our offices.

To ensure compliance with Data Protection and Health & Safety legislation you are not permitted to take food and/or drink into the Registrar's office.

You will have the opportunity to purchase death certificates when booking your appointment, please have your payment card available before you proceed.

Please ensure you are available for your appointment, we will attempt to contact you using the telephone number provided at the agreed time. If we cannot contact you within 10 minutes the registrar will not be able to complete the legal process and you'll need to book another appointment with the service, additional fees may also be incurred.

The Registration Service is unable to refund any pre-paid fees if:-

  • you're not available for the appointment and do not contact us in advance
  • we cannot contact you within 10 minutes of the appointment start time
  • you cannot provide all of the required information or documentation

If we're unable to complete the registration process, for any of the reasons detailed above, you will be required to book another appointment and additional fees will be incurred.

For more information about registering a death please visit our website

Once your appointment has been made you will be given a reference number; please retain this as it will be required if you need to contact us to amend or cancel your appointment.

Data Security - North Northamptonshire County Council Registration Service is committed to ensuring your information is protected.  We only collect your data where we have a legal obligation; as a public task or with your express consent. Please read our Privacy Notice for full details.



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