Notice of changes to fees

New fees will come into force on 16 February 2019 for death certificates. The new cost is £11 per certificate and is set by Government.

In addition, any urgent application for a certificate requested within 24 hours will incur a priority charge resulting in the total fee per certificate for same day service of £35.

There are three things you must do in the first few days after someone dies.

  1. Get a medical certificate from a GP or hospital doctor. You’ll need this to register the death
  2. Register the death. You’ll then get the documents you need to arrange a funeral.
  3. Arrange the funeral

You can also use Tell Us Once to report a death to most government organisations in one go.

1 Getting a medical certificate

This will be provided by the GP or hospital doctor that certifies the death.

2 Registering a death

Once you have the medical certificate all deaths must be registered by law.

You’ll have to do so to get the documents you need to arrange a funeral. If you wish to book an appointment to register a death in Oldham, please use the links below:

Deaths must be registered within five days unless the death is reported to the coroner.

We advise you to register the death in the borough in which it occurred so you receive a death certificate straight away. This will help you to avoid delays and begin making funeral arrangements.

3 Funerals

Tell Us Once

Use Tell Us Once to report a death to most government organisations in one go.