Registering of a death in the UK
From Tuesday 22 March 2022, the provision to register deaths by telephone will no longer be permitted by law. Registration will need to be conducted in person by appointment.
All registration appointments for Torbay will be held at Paignton Library and Information Centre, Great Western Road, Paignton, TQ4 5AG.
Further information and to book an appointment, can be found on our Death Registration page.
In order for the death registration to take place a registered medical practitioner is required to issue a medical certificate cause of death (MCCD). Once this certificate is completed, it will be scanned to the registrar's office, this document will need to have been received in order for the registration to take place.
A funeral service cannot take place without the death being properly registered.
Please be mindful that certification can sometimes be delayed, it is advisable to email our office email@example.com or call us on 01803 207130 to confirm the certificate has been received