How to register a death

How to register a death

When someone dies, the death must be registered by the Registrar for the district where the death occurred. This must be within five days of the death, unless there are exceptional circumstances or the Coroner is involved.

It will usually take between half an hour to an hour to register the death, and you will need to make an appointment at one of our offices beforehand. If you are able to give the details in Welsh then you may have a bilingual registration

Below are some questions and answers you may have about registering a death that will hopefully make the registration process a little easier. If your question is not answered, please contact us and we will be happy to offer any advice and assistance we can

How do I register a death?

You can register a death or make a declaration in Pembrokeshire in the Register Office in Haverfordwest.

To make an appointment call 01437 775176.  Please ensure you arrive on time for your appointment and if you are unable to keep your appointment please let us know.

If you are unable to attend the Register Office in the district where the death occurred you can go to any Register Office in England and Wales and make a declaration of the particulars required. However, if you opt for a declaration, there will be a slight delay in receiving certificates and paperwork, as these will be posted from the receiving Register Office


ID: 82, revised 21/09/2017