How to register a death

While the Civic Offices are closed to the public, appointments for registering deaths will continue by telephone only. To make an appointment, call 0118 937 3533.  

You should register a death with the register office of the district it occurred within 5 days, unless a coroner is investigating the circumstances of a death.

If the death happened outside Reading, you must register it at the local register office. describes how to register a death.

There is a statutory fee for each certificate ordered at the time of registration, please see the fees and charges page. We only accept payment by credit/debit card. The registrar is unable to accept cash or personal cheques.

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