What is this for?

Death registration

If you have experienced the loss of a loved one, please accept our sincere condolences. 

Deaths that have occurred in the district of Doncaster, where there is no involvement by the Corner will be reviewed by the independent Medical Examiner based at Doncaster Royal Infirmary.

The independent Medical Examiner role is in place to scrutinise all deaths in Doncaster were there is no Coronal involvement.

The Medical Examiner Team will contact the next of kin once documents relating to your loved one have been sent to them electronically either from the GP surgery when the death has occurred in the community; at home or in a Care Home, or from the hospital if the death has occurred in hospital or at the hospice.

When speaking with next of kin, the Medical Examiner Team will ensure that you are content with the details that have been provided to them by the Dr that cared for your loved one. Once the Medical Examiner Team have completed their scrutiny and discussions with the next of kin, they will send your loved ones information to Doncaster Register Office electronically.

Once received, we will be in touch with next of kin to arrange a face to face appointment with you to register the death. The contact details for next of kin will be provided to us by the hospital or the Coroners Office, and we will call you as soon as we can to arrange this appointment. 

The ability to book an appointment online is not currently available as we need to ensure we have the relevant paperwork to arrange this appointment. 

We kindly ask that just 2 people attend to register a death please.

Please email us at Registrars@doncaster.gov.uk if you have any questions, or call us on 01302 735222.

Please visit our coping with bereavement page for support, advice and guidance following the loss of a loved one.

What is it going to cost?

There is no charge to register a death. If you wish to purchase Deaths Certificates, these can be purchased at the appointment at a cost of £11 per certificate, payment is by card only. 

What we need from you

You will need to provide the following information about the deceased at the telephone appointment:

  • full name
  • their address
  • their date of birth
  • their place of birth
  • their occupation
  • their maiden name of a woman who has married
  • in the case of a married man, woman or widow, the full names and occupation of their spouse
  • if the deceased was receiving a pension from public funds, such as civil service or army pension
  • ID for the person registering the death


More information

Privacy Notice
The Council is committed to meeting its data protection obligation and handling your information securely.  You should make sure you read and understand the Births, Marriages, Deaths and Nationality privacy notice, which sets out what you need to know about how Doncaster Council will use your information in the course of our work as Registrars.

For more information go back to our registering a death information page. 

Please visit the coping with bereavement page for support, advice and guidance following the loss of a loved one.

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Last updated: 02 November 2023 14:18:45