Registering a death is emotional but staff at each Register Office are there to help and to make the process as simple and as easy as possible.
Within five working days of the death occuring unless a coroner is involved.
In the district where it occurred, NOT where the person lived.
For example the death of a loved one in Dewsbury Hospital has to be registered at Dewsbury or Huddersfield, whilst the death of a relative in Pinderfields Hospital should be registered at Wakefield or Pontefract, irrespective of where they lived. We will inform you which Register Office to visit if you are unsure.
In order to register a death you will need to book an appointment.
The telephone numbers of the different offices around West Yorkshire are as follows:
Dewsbury:01924 324 733
Huddersfield:01484 221 030
Wakefield:01924 302 185
Pontefract:01977 722 670
Leeds:0113 222 4408
Bradford:01274 432 151
Halifax:01422 288 080
(correct at time of website development)
The following have a legal obligation to register a death:
You will need to provide the following documentation and information about the deceased:
If easily available you should take:
If the deceased received a pension or allowance from public funds, you will need to inform the Registrar.
You may purchase copies at the time of registration. You will need these for insurance companies, banks, and private pensions companies etc. The Register Office will advise you of the cost.