With effect from 25th March 2022, the registration of all deaths must be done in person at the Registrar’s office once again. We would urge you to give the Registrar permission to send us the paperwork which we need for the funeral to take place (Green Certificate) via e-mail, to ensure there are no delays.
If possible the next of kin should attend at the registrar’s office. Failing this, another close relative or the executor is usually acceptable. A death is registered at the sub-district in which the death occurs. The local Register offices and hours are listed below. If you are in any doubt as to which Registrar to visit, please do not hesitate to telephone our office.
THE REGISTRAR WILL REQUIRE:
- Doctor’s or Coroner’s certificate of death, which will be e-mailed direct to the Registrar.
- Deceased medical card – if available.
- Details of any pension paid by the Paymaster General i.e. Dockyard or Service.
AND THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION:
- Deceased’s full name.
- Date and place of birth.
- Usual residence.
- Last full-time occupation.
- Any surviving partner’s date of birth.
AND, IF THE DECEASED WAS A LADY:
- Her maiden name.
- Full name of her husband/father.
- Her occupation.
THE REGISTRAR WILL ISSUE:
- Green certificate for Funeral Director.
- White certificate for D.W.P.
- And for a small charge will issue further certified copies of the death certificate for solicitors, banks, insurances, building societies, premium bonds etc.
TELL US ONCE
The registrar will give you details of the Tell Us Once service which reports the death to most government organisations in one go.
Plymouth – Tel: 01752 268331
1 Derriford Business Park, Plymouth, PL6 5QZ
By appointment: Mon to Fri – 9.00am – 5.00pm
Totnes – Tel: 0345 155 1002
Follaton House, Totnes, TQ9 5NE
Mon, Weds and Fri – 9.00am – 5.00pm
Tavistock – Tel: 0345 155 1002
Alexander Centre, 62 Plymouth Road, Tavistock, PL19 8BU
Fri & Sat – 9.00am – 5.00pm
Okehampton – Tel: 0345 155 1002
Town Council Offices, Fore Street, Okehampton, EX20 1AA
Mon, Tues & Weds – 9.30am – 4.30pm
Saltash – Tel: 0300 1234 181
Saltash Library, Callington Road PL12 6DX
Mon & Thurs – 9.40am – 11.40am and 12.40pm – 2.40pm
Liskeard – Tel 0300 1234 181
Luxstowe House, Greenbank Road, Liskeard, PL14 3DZ
Mon, Tues, Weds & Fri – 9.20am – 4.40pm
Launceston – Tel: 0300 1234 181
Bounsalls Lane, Launceston, PL15 9AB
Tues, Weds & Fri – 9.40am – 1.40pm
Newton Abbot – Tel: 0345 155 1002
Old Forde House, Brunel Road, Newton Abbot, TQ12 4XX
Mon to Thurs – 9:00am – 4:30pm
Fri – 9:00am – 4:00pm
Closed from 1:00pm – 2:00pm each day
Torbay – Tel: 01803 207130
Book an appointment online
Paignton Library, Great Western Road, Paignton, TQ4 5AG
Monday to Friday 9.30am – 3.30pm
Exeter – Tel: 0345 155 1002
Larkbeare House, Topsham Road, Exeter, EX2 4NG
Mon to Thur – 9:00am – 4:30pm
Fri 9:00am – 4:00pm
Exmouth – Tel: 0345 155 1002
Town Hall, St Andrews Road, Exmouth, EX8 1AW
Mon to Fri – 9:00am – 4:00pm