Register a death

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 at Doncaster Royal Infirmary, St Johns Hospice or where there has been Coronal involvement.

If the death of your loved one has occurred at Doncaster Royal Infirmary or St Johns Hospice, or there has been Coronal involvement, the bereavement team will send an electronic version of the medical cause of death certificate to Doncaster Register Office by email. We will then be in touch 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 Trust or the Coroners Office, and we will call you to arrange your face to face appointment. 

Deaths that have occurred in the community

If the death of your loved one has occurred in the community, the GP surgery will ask you to collect the medical cause of death certificate from them in person and for you then to contact us to arrange a face to face appointment to register. 

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 if you have any questions.

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: 06 June 2022 09:42:28