Every death in England or Wales should be registered in the district in which it takes place, within 5 days of the date of death where their is no Coroner involvement.

The following link provides a step by step guide to What to do after someone dies

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/you have the relevant paperwork to arrange this face to face appointment.

We kindly ask that only 2 people attend to register the death.

Please email us at Registrars@doncaster.gov.uk if you have any questions.

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


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Last updated: 30 September 2022 11:03:58

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