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Council Services:


Register a death, apply for a death certificate and find information about funerals, coroners and inquests.

Register a death

By law, a death in England or Wales must be registered within five days.


Find out about current and concluded inquests as well as venues in Lincolnshire.

Lincolnshire Coroners Service

Coroners are officers appointed by the council to investigate sudden or unexplained deaths.

Cemeteries, crematoria and green burials

Information about cemeteries and crematoria is available from your district council.

Tell Us Once

A service which aims to reduce paperwork and phone calls following bereavement.

Support services

Information about support services and charities for the bereaved.

Apply for a death certificate

You can apply for a death certificate over the phone, by post or online.

Report a death to the Coroner

Find out when a death needs to be reported to the coroner and how to do it online.

Register a stillbirth

A stillbirth in England or Wales should be registered within 42 days.

Civil funerals

A civil funeral is an increasingly-popular alternative to a traditional, religious service.

Repatriation and exhumation

Information about repatriation and exhumation is available from your district council.

Bereavement Guide

Lincolnshire County Council’s registration service has produced a guide to help you through the difficulty of losing a loved one.


Need an appointment?

For your convenience, you can book an appointment to register a Birth online.


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Last updated: 30 June 2016

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