Registering A Death (Shropshire & Wrexham)

Death should be registered in the district in which it takes place within five days of the date of death. Upon receipt of all required information pertaining to the deceased person a death certificate is issued by the registrar.

What To Do

Registration is a legal process so it is important you understand what is Required. You need to book an appointment with the local registrars office, then register the death.

How quickly should a death be registered ?

You should register a death within five days. In some cases, however, a death may be reported to the coroner and registration may be delayed. If you have any questions, please contact us.

Who can register the death ?

Most deaths take place in a house or an institution (like a hospital) and the law says under these circumstances the people who can register a death are:
A relative of the deceased,
A person who was present at the death
The occupier of the house or institution where the death took place
If there is no known relative able to register the person who is arranging the funeral may register the death.

Where can I register the death ?

You should register the death in the registration district where it took place.
However, if it’s difficult for you to get there, please contact the Register Office for advice.

What information will the registrar require ?

Date and place of death
Full name of the person who has died
For women, their maiden name if married
Date and place of birth
Occupation of the person.
For a married woman, they also need the full name and occupation
of her husband
Usual address
Whether the person was receiving a public funded pension
If married, the date of birth of the spouse
If available, the National Health Service number or NHS card
It is important that you check the register very carefully before signing it.
It is a legal record, which is very difficult to correct at a later date.

What documents will the registrar give me ?

You will be given a special form to take to the Funeral Director.
In some cases this may be issued by the Coroner.
The Registrar will also issue a form for the Department of Works and Pensions.
This should be filled in and sent, or taken, to the nearest Job Centre if applicable.

** Please note, all registration service points are closed on weekends and bank holidays **

Contact to book an appointment

Registration and Celebratory Services
0345 678 9016

Wrexham Register Office,
Guildhall, Wrexham, Clwyd LL11 1AY

Registration Service Points

Shropshire Council Area Headquarters - Oswestry
Castle View
SY11 1JR
Oswestry opening hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday:
9.30am to 1pm and 1.30pm to 4pm and Wednesday 9.30am to 1pm

The Register Office for the County of Shropshire
Abbey Foregate
Shrewsbury opening hours: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 9.15am to 4.30pm

Shropshire Council Area Headquarters - Wem
Edinburgh House
New Street
Wem opening hours: Monday, Tuesday and Thursday 10am to 2pm

The Library
Whitchurch Civic Centre
High Street
SY13 1AX
Whitchurch opening hours:
Monday: 1.30pm-5pm, Tuesday: 9.30am-2pm and Friday: 9.30am-1.30pm
Wrexham Register Office
Register Office
The Guildhall
LL11 1AY
Between 8.45am and 5.15pm Monday to Thursday and 8.45 to 4.45 on a Friday or you can contact them by telephone between 8.30am and 5.30pm Monday to Friday


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