Registering a death

Appointments to register a death.

When we receive the medical certificate of cause of death (MCCD), it should have the name and contact details of the next of kin with it.

We will contact that person by phone within 48 hours of receiving the MCCD to register the death over the phone. 

If you need further information, please contact us.

Cumbria Registration Service

Telephone: 0300 303 2472

After the registration is complete

Once the registration is complete, a confirmation email will be sent. The email will confirm:

  • details of what happens next
  • confirmation of Tell Us Once
  • when you can expect to receive any death certificates ordered at the time of registration

Ordering copies of the death certificate

You can order a certificate during the telephone call to register the death. Please have a payment card to hand.

If you don't have a payment card let the registrar know so they can discuss how you can get your certificates following registration.

The certificates for burial or cremation will be sent electronically to the funeral director by scan (or photographed) and emailed. This means that documents don't need to be posted or hand delivered to a register office and our registration officers don't have to have face-to-face contact with customers, so reducing the risk of spreading the infection in line with government guidance.

Correcting a mistake on a death certificate

If you notice something is wrong, you can apply to correct mistake on a death certificate