Registering A Death
Please be aware that deaths must be registered within a 5 day period by the Registrar of births and deaths unless the death has been referred to the coroner. If, however, you are away and cannot register in that period, you MUST contact the registrars office and inform them of this and you will be given a grace period of fourteen days to register. You must take with you the medical certificate and, if available, your loved ones medical card. You will be given a death certificate. You may also want to obtain further copies from the registrar as banks, building societies and insurance companies will require certified copies. There will be a small charge for these.
A green certificate will be given to you which must be given to us, this then releases your loved one for cremation or burial.
To register a death in Essex you can call 0345 6037632