When and where to register a death

You need to make an appointment to register a death within 5 working days unless a coroner is investigating the circumstances of the death.

You can go to any register office but if you use the one in the area where the person died you’ll be given the documents you’ll need on the day.

If you use a different register office the documents will be sent to the office in the area where the person died before they’re issued to you. This means you’ll usually wait a few days.

If you want to register a death with us it is done at Bolton Town Hall by appointment.

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