Who can register a death?

The following persons have a legal obligation to register a death (listed in order of preference): 

  • A relative of the deceased

  • A person present at the death  

  • A person arranging the funeral (not a funeral director but the person instructing them).


In certain circumstances other people, such as the senior administrator at a residential home, may be allowed to register a death. Please follow the links below for further advice.

Erewash Borough Council

Erewash Borough Council, Town Hall, Wharncliffe Road, Ilkeston, Derbyshire, DE7 5RP
0115 907 2244
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