Death and Bereavement guidance
Plymouth City Council have information to help and guide you when someone sadly dies.
How to register a death
You must register a death within five days of the death at the Register Office of the district where the death takes place. You must register a death within five days of the death.
Register a death
How to register a stillbirth
You must register a stillbirth within 42 days of the birth at the register office of the district where the birth takes place.
Register a stillbirth
How to correct a death registration
Anyone can apply can apply for a correction. However, the General Register Office will usually need a letter from the person who first gave the information of the death.
Correct a death registration
The role of the coroner
Coroners are independent judicial officers, meaning no-one else can tell them or direct them as to what to do but they must follow the laws and regulations which apply in England and Wales. They are usually lawyers.
Role of the coroner
Burial and cremation in Plymouth
- Cemeteries and crematoria
- Arrange a funeral
- Pay for a funeral
- Baby garden