Shropshire Council

Register a death

All death registration face to face appointments are suspended with immediate effect due to the government requirement that all citizens must stay at home. Emergency legislation has now been passed to enable us to take registrations of deaths over the telephone. 

If you suffer a bereavement and need to register a death, please do not go to the hospital, hospice or GP practice to collect the medical certificate of cause of death, your doctor will email this in to Shropshire Registration Service. 

Please phone the council on 0345 678 9016. You will be asked for your name and contact details, the name of the deceased, their date of death and place of death, these details will be taken and passed to the registration service and we will contact you as soon as we are able to proceed with a registration.

Your funeral director may mention to you that they need the green form from us, please be assured that arrangements are in place to make sure that these are sent directly to your funeral director.

The information which the registrar will ask you for to enable them to register the death can be found as a document on this page.