Help you transfer the Deed Ownership of a Grave

How to get a copy of a Death Certificate-

The National Archives

You need to know the full names, date and place of death. If this is not known you can search the index of deaths from 1837 until present day, on

The Register Office

If the death was in the last 18 months, you can ask for a copy of a death certificate from the local Register Office for the area in which the death occurred. The following links advise.

The Probate Service

To get a copy of a Will, Grant of Probate or Letters of Administration, you can write to The York Probate Sub Registry, First Floor, Castle Chambers, Clifford Street, York, YO1 9RG. There is a small fee payable.


Please make sure you bring/take all necessary documents to your appointment or the transfer may not be able to proceed.

For searches you will need to provide: Full name, date of death and last known address for a search to be completed. All requests must be written as no requests by telephone will be permitted.

Please note that any documents produced for a transfer of Deed Ownership/s should be embossed and sealed, or be the original certified document.

Fee and Charges

The transfer of Deed ownership is handled by the Hull City Council Bereavement Service Office, and there is a fee payable. Customers will receive an invoice. Remittance and Payment options will be displayed on the invoice.

Please note that the Bereavement Service Office does not take payments. Services will be invoiced with instructions for payment and pay locations.

An appointment will be needed to be made in advance to transfer Deed Ownership. Please allow up to 1 hour for your appointment. To book your appointment, please Telephone: 01482 614976. Email: . Fax: 01482 616989


Appointments only available Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday between 11am and 2pm

Office Opening Times

Monday – Friday 8.30am to 4.30pm


Hull City Council

Bereavement Service

Chanterlands Crematorium

Chanterlands Avenue

Kingston upon Hull