Registering a death

Where and when to register a death

COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

We are operating a telephone registration service only.  

A copy of the Medical Certificate of Cause of Death will be forwarded to our office, along with next of kin details. 

We will then be in contact to arrange the telephone registration. Please be aware that our call will appear as 'number withheld'.

A death must be registered in the district where it happened. If this is within the city of Coventry you can book an appointment online to register the death at our office or at University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire.

A death must be registered within five days. However, if the coroner is involved this period may be extended and he will tell you when to make your appointment.

If it is difficult to make an appointment at Coventry Register Office, you can make a declaration of death at any other register office in England and Wales.  The details will be sent to the right district and the death certificate posted to you. Please telephone us if you need more information.

Coventry Register Office operates an appointment system for the registration of deaths. We aim to see people within at least 10 minutes of their appointment time. You can make an appointment online or you can call us to make an appointment. You may not register the death unless the Medical Certificate of Cause of Death has been issued to you or you have been told that the post mortem information is already at this office. You will need to bring the Medical Certificate with you when you see the Registrar if a post mortem has not been held.

Register office

Telephone: Monday - Friday: 9am - 5pm

Email: [email protected]

Tel: 024 7683 3141

Building opening times: 9.15am–4.30pm Monday to Friday (excluding bank holidays)
Cheylesmore Manor House
Manor House Drive

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