Spring Bank Holiday - our offices are closed

Council offices and contact centres are closed on Saturday 27 May and Monday 29 May. Your bins will be collected as normal on Bank Holiday Monday. Libraries are closed on Monday 29 May only.

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.

Make an appointment to register a death

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
  • passport
  • 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.

Further information