Registering A Death

What you need to Register

Every death must be registered - this page includes contact details for local Register Offices and the details you will need when you go to register.

Who May Register

  • A relative of the deceased.
  • A person present at death.
  • A person arranging the funeral (this does not mean the Funeral Director).
  • In certain circumstances others, such as the Administrators of Residential Care Homes may register the death.

Information & Documents for Registrar

  • Forename(s)
  • Surname
  • Date of death
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth (town and county)
  • Occupation or occupation prior to retirement
  • Usual address
  • If married at the time of death, the date of birth of spouse
  • NHS number (take Medical Card if available)
  • If the deceased was in receipt of a pension or allowance from public funds, then details will be required.
  • Take along to appointment Birth and / or Marriage Certificates to confirm deceased details. 
  • Letter from DWP or something containing the National Insurance number of deceased. 

Registrar’s Contact Details

Many Register Offices only open part time - ALWAYS RING FOR AN APPOINTMENT

North Yorkshire County Council Information
Individual details of North Yorkshire County Council Registrars are listed below you will find full information including and online booking service for the offices at Scarborough, Whitby, Malton, Northallerton, Harrogate, Selby, Skipton             and Richmond at the NYCC Registering A Death website page.             

69, Burniston Road, Scarborough, YO12 6PH (Tel: 01609 - 780780)             
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Farndale House, Church Square, Whitby, YO21 3EG (Tel: 01609 - 780780)             
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Ryedale House, Old Malton Road, Malton, YO17 0HH (Tel: 01609 - 780780)             
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Town Hall, Quay Road, Bridlington, YO16 4LP (Tel: 01262 - 422662)             
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