Register a death

By law, a death must be registered within five days. This may be longer if the death has been referred to a coroner.

Due to Covid, a registration officer will contact the informant directly to register a death.

Find out who can register a death and what you need to bring on GOV.uk.

Book an appointment

If the death did not occur in Lincolnshire, you can still book an appointment with us. We will send the details to the correct office. 

Find out what to do if someone dies abroad on GOV.uk.

Tell Us Once

The Tell Us Once service lets you report a death to most government organisations in one go. Your registrar will advise you about this at your appointment.

Certificates

If the death occurred in Lincolnshire, you can buy death certificates at your appointment.

They cost £11 each.

If you want a certificate later, you must order one online or by post.

Corrections

Find out what corrections can be made to a death certificate on GOV.uk.