Steps for registering a death in Dudley


  • Funeral director will need to be chosen before the registration.
  • Book an appointment with the register office when the doctor has sent the Medical Certificate of Cause of Death to the registrar.

To book:


Email the office with a contact number

Call Dudley Council Plus on 0300 555 2345 to book by telephone

  • Certificates are issued at the end of the appointment and the green form for the burial/cremation is emailed to the funeral director.
  • There is no charge to register a death. However, certificates cost £11 each.
  • The register office does not accept cash. All payments for certificates are by card and preferably before you arrive for the appointment. A link to pay online will be sent to you.
  • To ease the process and ensure details are correct, it’s helpful if you can find the persons birth certificate, marriage or civil partnership certificate and details of any change of names. A correction to details after the registration is a legal process with a fee of £90.

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A death that has not been referred to the Coroner should be registered within 5 calendar days. You will need to contact the doctor if the register office has not received the Medical Certificate of Cause of Death to prompt them.