Find out how to register a death in North Lincolnshire and get support.
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From Tuesday 31 March, all registrations for deaths which occur in North Lincolnshire take place by telephone following the Coronavirus Act 2020.
You can make an appointment by contacting us on 01724 298555 and a Registrar will return your call as soon as possible. Documents will be sent electronically to your funeral director and certificates will be posted as requested.
We also provide a free service called Tell Us Once where various organisations can be notified of the death.
The UK Government leaflet Information for the Bereaved (Coronavirus) provides further guidance.
We understand that it can be a distressing time when someone has died, especially as there are certain legal formalities to complete. We hope the information below is helpful to you.
Registering a death
Deaths must be registered within five days. This includes weekends and bank holidays (unless the death has been reported to the Coroner).
Deaths should be registered at the local register office for the area where the death occurred. If your relative died in North Lincolnshire you must make an appointment to visit the register office in Scunthorpe.
If you can’t register the death in the area where it occurred, you can go to another register office and they will send your details to the correct office. This is called ‘making a declaration’. This process will take longer and you will not receive the death certificate or additional documents straight away.
If English is not your first language, you can ask a friend or relative to help and attend the office with you.