Book an appointment at the Register Office

Certificates will be delayed due to the current processing and postal requirements. You can continue to make all the necessary arrangements during this time, as this should not delay the funeral.

You should register the death in the Borough in which the death occurred. Any deaths which occurred in Croydon should be registered at Croydon Register Office.

If you register the death at another register office this will delay you receiving the death certificate. The other register office will send your details to us and you will be able to order certificates online 2 working days later.

Deaths must be registered within 5 days of the event, unless a coroner is conducting an investigation into the circumstances.

Book an appointment at Croydon Register Office

You can book an appointment by selecting 'Book Appointment to Register a Death' on the online form.

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If you want to cancel your appointment

You can cancel your appointment by using the online form.

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If you need a burial within 24 hours

We cannot guarantee the availability of the 24 hour service but will try to provide this additional service while staffing levels allow.

Contact the Croydon Register Office.

Out of hours
Telephone: 07909 893145
Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays, 9am to 11am

During the appointment

Please do not come to the register office if you have any Coronavirus symptoms, are self-isolating or are in a high risk category.

Registration appointments are by telephone so make sure you give us a telephone number to call you at your appointment time.

Your appointment will last around 30 minutes. We'll take you through the registration and issue a certificate for burial or cremation to the funeral director of your choice.

If you want copies of the death registration certificate

These cost £11, payable by debit or credit card. You can also order certificates at a later date.

  1. Find out who can arrange the registration of a death if the person died in a house, hospital or somewhere else.

  2. You will need to provide documents in relation to the deceased, the medical certificate of cause of death and funeral details.

  3. You can book an appointment via our online form.

  4. After you register the death, you will need to notify many organisations and departments. You can do this by using the government's Tell Us Once service.