The Registration Service will always be sensitive to the needs of grieving families, but the law does require all deaths to be registered within 5 days. For more detailed information on this process click on leaflet attached to this page.
How do I register a death?
A death must be registered with Shropshire Council at your most convenient service point. An appointment should be made by phoning 0345 678 9016 or by using our electronic appointment booking system, by following the link below. Please read the attached leaflet which explains what you need to bring with you. Please note - if the death has been referred to the coroner, it cannot be registered until the registrar has received authorisation from the coroner.
Is there a charge for registering a death?
The registration process is free of charge, but no certificates are supplied. If any copies of the death certificate are required, they can be ordered at the time of registration, or following it.
The fees from 1 April 2012 are:
- Copy certificates at the time of registration - £4.00 each
- Copy certificates applied for within one month of registration - £7.00 each
- Copy certificates applied for one month after registration - £10.00 each