A death must be registered in the district in which it occurred and should be registered within five days unless the coroner is involved. However, details of the death may be given to any registrar who will then forward them on to the relevant registration office. This registration by declaration may cause a delay to the funeral arrangements as the burial or cremation forms will have to be posted out by the registering office.
Deaths that happened in the East Riding of Yorkshire can be registered at any of the registration offices in the East Riding of Yorkshire.
Find out how to register a death that occurred outside of the East Riding.
You can make an appointment to register a death by phone:
If you are unable to book an appointment online, please contact your local registration office.
Quick burials and out-of-hours contact
An out-of-hours service is available if you require a burial or cremation certificate only (providing that the coroner is not involved).
These are often for religious purposes where a quick burial or cremation is required. The registration will then be carried out during office hours. Please call the out-of-hours number for urgent inquiries only on 07876 444759.
What happens next?
Appointments take approximately 45 minutes. To register a death you will need to supply the registrar with certain key pieces of information, find out what information is needed to register a death.
The hospital or surgery who has dealt with the death your loved one will email the necessary document to our office and make you aware that they have done so.
You can then contact us on (01482) 393600. Our office hours are Monday-Thursday 9am - 4.30pm, Fridays 9am - 4pm to make an in person appointment.