Register a death

Register a death

 To register a death book an appointment with the register office in the borough where the death occurred

If the death took place in Northwick Park hospital please contact Brent Council's registration service.

We recommend that the death is registered by a relative of the deceased. If this is not possible please contact us for further advice. Ordinarily you should register a death within five days. Harrow Council's register office contact details are at the bottom of this page. 

Registering a death outside normal office hours

If you need a burial or cremation certificate outside normal office hours please contact us using our out-of-hours telephone number, found at the bottom of this page.

Medical certificate

The surgery will email the register office ‘the medical certificate’ showing the cause of death. Please do not collect this from the surgery.


The coroner will issue a coroners certificate directly to the registrar prior to your appointment if the following conditions are met:

  • a post-mortem examination is required
  • the death is confirmed to be from natural causes

To confirm that the certificate has been received from the coroner please contact us via the number at the bottom of this page. A medical certificate won't be issued. 

At your appointment

  • if a burial is intended we'll issue the relevant document to you for the burial to be arranged
  • if a cremation is intended, the coroner will issue the relevant document directly to the funeral director for the cremation to be arranged

Tell Us Once service

Tell Us Once (TUO) is a free service which enables you to report a death to one government department. The report is then distributed to all the appropriate central and local government departments on your behalf. Find out more about the TUO service.

Death certificate fee

The charge for a death certificate is £11.00

Harrow Register Office

The Pavilion
Perceval Square
College Road

Telephone: 020 8901 2665

Harrow Register Office (out of hours service)

If you urgently need a burial / cremation certificate prior to the full registration of the death, and it is outside our normal office hours we provide a service on Sundays between 9 - 10am and bank holiday mornings.

Telephone: 020 8863 5611