Death registration

A death should be registered in the registration district in which it occurred within 5 days. If this is not possible or convenient, details may be given to any registration officer of deaths in England or Wales who will forward the details to the correct registration district.

Please be aware that if this option is chosen documentation will be issued by the receiving registration district. If there is going to be an investigation into the cause of death this may not be possible.

You can register a death that took place in the Borough of Blackburn with Darwen at:

All registrations are by appointment only: please contact us to arrange an appointment.

Tell us once

Tell Us Once is a service that lets you report a death to most government and some local authority organisations in one go.

After the death has been registered the registrar will issue you with a unique reference number to access the service.

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