Registration and Coroner

 

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TO REGISTER A DEATH

 

To register a death, take the doctor’s ‘certificate of cause of death’ that will have been given to you by the hospital or doctor who attended the deceased during his/her last illness (you may be asked to collect this from the surgery), together with his/her medical card and birth certificate if available, to the Registrar’s Office for the district in which death occurred. If you are not sure of the various boundaries please check with us or your doctor.

 

Telephone 0845 155 1002 for all appointments

 

REGISTRATION DISTRICT FOR EAST DEVON

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

REGISTRATION DISTRICT FOR EXETER

                                       

Registrar’s Office, Castle street, Exeter.

Mon - Fri 9.30am - 12.30pm - 4.30pm

 

 

The Registrar will give you, free of charge, a green form (Registrar’s Certificate for Burial or Cremation) which we will require. Certified copies of the death certificate can be purchased.  The Registrar will help and advise you with this.

 

ON EACH AND EVERY OCCASION THERE MUST BE A DEFINITE CAUSE OF DEATH.  IF THE DOCTOR IS NOT SURE OF THE CAUSE HE MUST REFER THE DEATH TO THE CORONER

 

 

CORONERS PROCEDURE

 

If the death has been referred to the Coroner the procedure is very different. You will not be given a doctor’s certificate so do not try to register the death until it is in order to do so. The Registrar must receive an authority form from the Coroner before the death can be registered.

 

If the funeral is to be a burial the registrar will give you the green form. If cremation we will arrange for the Coroner’s authority form to be issued  and delivered to the Medical Referee at the Crematorium.

 

The Coroner may decide that an inquest is required. The procedure is different again. On most occasions the inquest can be opened and adjourned to a later date. Once the inquest has been opened the Coroner can issue the appropriate authority for the funeral to take place. The death cannot however be registered until the inquest has been closed. The Coroner can provide an interim letter which will be accepted as a death certificate.

 

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Church Rooms, High Street, Axminster.

Mon 2.00pm - 5.00pm

Town Hall, Exmouth.

Mon - Fri 9.00am - 1.00pm

Twyford House, Coburg Road, Sidmouth.

Tue & Thurs 2.00pm - 4.00pm

Heath Park, Honiton.

Mon - Fri 10.00am - 1.00pm

2.00pm - 4.00 pm

WITH OUR                EXPERIENCE WE CAN PREDICT THE TIMING OF THESE

PROCEDURES  AND THUS CAN ARRANGE THE FUNERAL AS SOON AS YOU ARE READY TO DO SO.

 

IT IS POSSIBLE TO REGISTER A DEATH AT A DIFFERENT

REGISTRAR’S          OFFICE BY ‘DECLARATION’ BUT IT TAKES TIME.

IT IS USEFUL WHEN THERE IS DISTANCE

INVOLVED. WE CAN ADVISE YOU IF THIS IS THE CASE