Death registration

COVID-19 Service update - 

We are currently closed for face to face appointments. Please do not attend the register office in person.

Information can be found  below to help you register a death.

If you have any queries please contact us via email - register.office@hullcc.gov.uk

Death registration

We can now offer appointments to register a death over the telephone.

Before we can provide this service, we need the doctor to email the Medical Cause of Death Certificate (MCCD) to our office.

If the deceased died in Hull Royal Infirmary, staff at the hospital will do this for you.

If you have been given an envelope containing the paper certificate, you can give this to your funeral director and ask them to email it us.

You can post the medical certificate to us, however this will delay your appointment.

When posting please ensure you add the following details, clearly on the envelope

  •    Name of the person who will register the death
  •    A contact number (and email address) for the person who will be registering the death
  •    The name of the funeral director

When you have been told that this information has been sent to us you can contact us on 300300 or email register.office@hullcc.gov.uk to make an appointment.

Please do not contact us until you have been told that this paperwork has been sent.

To make an appointment we will need to know who will be registering the death.  We will need a telephone number to call them on, to complete the registration.  We will also need to know which funeral director you will be using.

The registrar will telephone you at an agreed time on the day of your appointment to obtain the required information and complete the registration.

Please do not come to the Register Office, as we are unable to offer appointments or deal with enquiries on a face-to-face basis.

It is important that the information provided is accurate.  The registrar may need to check spellings with you and so it may be useful to have documents such as the deceased’s driving licence, passport, birth certificate, marriage certificate, council tax or utility bill available so that you can refer to them when confirming details.

The table below will help you prepare to answers the questions you will be asked.

When the death has been registered, you will be able to order copies of the death certificate using our on-line service. www.hull.gov.uk/certificates

Certificates will be posted to you as soon as they are available.

We will produce paperwork necessary for a funeral to take place and we will send this by email direct to your funeral director.

Details the registrar will require

What this means

Date of death  
Place of death Name of hospital, nursing home, name or number of house, street name, village or town
Name and surname

The full name the deceased was known as at the time of death

You should find out if they were known by any other names either when they died or previously. (For example names from previous marriages or names changed by deed poll)

Sex Male or female
Maiden name of woman who has married The surname used when she (first) married
Date of birth If the date of birth is not known we will need an approximate date of birth
Place of birth

Town and county where they were born.

If not born in the UK, the Country where they were born.

Occupation 

Provide as much information as possible about their most recent job

We also need to know if the deceased was retired
Usual address

Name or number of house, street name, village or town and Post Code

This information is still needed if they died in a hospital

Details of married partner or late partner

  • full name
  • date of birth
  • occupation

Information about wife, husband or civil partner even if this person is deceased. (Please note civil partner means they have had legal partnership – not just living together)

We will need to know their full name, job and if they were retired. It is also useful to know their date of birth.

Hull Register Office
The Wilson Centre 
Alfred Gelder Street 
Hull
HU1 2AG

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The Wilson Centre
Alfred Gelder Street
Hull
HU1 2AG

Telephone - 01482 300 300

Opening hours
Monday 9am - 4.30pm
Tuesday 9am - 4.30pm
Wednesday 10.30am - 4.30pm
Thursday 9am - 4.30pm
Friday 9am - 4.30pm
Saturday 10am - 1pm
Sunday closed