In the event of death
Collect the certificate
You will need to get a Medical Certificate of Death (MCOD) from a healthcare practitioner – either the person’s GP , or the hospital where the person died. This certificate shows the details of the person and the medical cause of death.
Book an appointment with the registrar
When you have the MCOD, you will need to visit the registrar to register the death. A death certificate will cost £11.
In Oxfordshire, you can call the registry office on 0345 241 2489 or visit www.oxfordshire.gov.uk/registration.
A death should be registered within five days but registration can be delayed for another nine days if the registrar is told that a medical certificate has been issued.
Prepare for registrar visit
The registrar needs certain information to be able to register the death:
Date and place of death
Full name of the deceased
Their date and place of birth
Their usual address
If the deceased had a state pension or any benefits
The name and date of birth of their surviving husband or wife, if applicable
You will also need to bring the medical certificate.
When you have a Certificate for Burial or Cremation, get in touch with us on 01235 510 292 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
If you would like to talk to one of our advisors at any stage before this, you are welcome to contact us and ask any questions.