Who can register a death?

Coronavirus (COVID-19) update

Due to the current coronavirus crisis, registrations of births or deaths in Bolton will no longer take place in person.


If you need to register a death, please call 01204 331185 to book a telephone appointment.  You can no longer book an appointment online.  Please do not visit the town hall in person until further notice.


The document to allow the funeral to proceed once issued, will now be sent electronically to funeral directors. Copies of death certificates can be ordered at a cost of £11 each at the time of your telephone appointment.


Our news article has further information

A relative should register the death.

If a relative can’t do it, someone else can if they:

  • were there at the time of death
  • are an administrator from the hospital, or occupier of the building where the death happened
  • are in charge of making funeral arrangements