Register a death
If a death has occurred in Sandwell it should be registered as soon as possible at Sandwell Register Office in West Bromwich.
To register a death you will need to make an appointment with the registrar. You can do that easily online.
We're updating our online booking system - appointments will be available to book online from Monday 18 June
You can only book an appointment if you have been given the medical certificate of cause of death by a doctor or a relevant coroner's certificate.
What documents will you need to bring?
If they are available please bring the following documents with you when you register a death:
For the deceased:
- National Insurance number
- proof of address (utility bill etc)
- NHS medical card
- marriage or civil partnership certificate
- birth certificate
- change of name document
- driving licence
- blue badge
For you as the person registering the death:
- Proof of name and address.
Urgent registration of a death
An out-of-hours service is available for families who need to register a death so that an urgent burial can take place either at a weekend or a Bank Holiday.
This service is for when a burial needs to take place on the day of death or the next day.
Tell Us Once
You can save you a great deal of time and effort using our Tell Us Once service where we inform government and other council departments about somebody's death for you.