How to register a death

We are currently registering deaths by telephone appointment only. To make an appointment, call 0118 937 3533 or use the link below.

You should register a death at 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.

Gov.uk 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.

Or call 0118 937 3533 to book an appointment with the Registration Service. It usually takes 30 to 40 minutes to register a death.