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Mears & Jackson
Head Office
40-42 High Street
Cheshire, WA7 1AW

Telephone Number
01928 611 611

Mears & Jackson
West Cemetery Lodge
Warrington Cemetery
Manchester Rd, Warrington
Cheshire, WA1 3BG

Telephone Numbers
01925 507 077

0800 035 5891

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Registering a Death

When & Where to Register a Death

In England and Wales, you normally need to register the death within five days. It's best to go to the register office in the area in which the person died, otherwise it may take longer to get the necessary documents and this could delay the funeral arrangements. The appointment will typically take about half an hour.

Who Can Register a Death

If the person died in a house or hospital, the death can be registered by:

  • a relative
  • someone present at the death
  • an occupant of the house
  • an official from the hospital
  • the person making the arrangements with the funeral directors (but not the funeral directors themselves)

Deaths that occurred anywhere else can be registered by:

  • a relative
  • someone present at the death
  • the person who found the body
  • the person in charge of the body
  • the person making the arrangements with the funeral directors (but not the funeral directors themselves)

Most deaths are registered by a relative. The registrar would normally only allow other people if there are no relatives available.


When registering a death, you'll need to take the following:

  • medical certificate of the cause of death (signed by a doctor)

And if available:

  • birth certificate
  • marriage/civil partnership certificates
  • NHS Medical Card


You’ll need to tell the registrar:

  • the person’s full name at time of death
  • any names previously used, including maiden surname
  • the person’s date and place of birth (town and county if born in the UK and country if born abroad)
  • their last address
  • their occupation
  • the full name, date of birth and occupation of a surviving spouse or civil partner
  • whether they were receiving a state pension or any other state benefit

Local Registry Office

The main Registry Office in Cheshire West and Chester is in

Goldsmith House
Goss Street
Tel: 0300 123 7037

Click here for directions

Visits are by appointment only.
Opening times are Monday - Friday, 9.00 a.m.to 4.30 p.m.
Evening and Saturday appointments are also available on request.

There is a smaller Registration Office in Northwich but it is not always manned.

There are also appointments available at the following Outstations:

Blacon Library (Thursday)
Western Avenue, Blacon, Chester, CH1 5QY

Ellesmere Port Library (Monday -Thursday and Friday mornings)
1st Floor, Civil Way, Ellesmere Port, CH65 0BE

Castle Park House, Frodsham (Wednesday afternoons)
Chester Road, Frodsham, WA6 6SB

Winsford Library (Monday and Thursday mornings)
High Street, Winsford, CW7 2AS

In all cases, please call 0300 123 7037 to make an appointment.

Click here to locate out-of-area Registery Offices.

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