REGISTERING A DEATH

Once you have the Medical Cause of Death Certificate or Permission from the coroner you are legally obliged to register the death. The death must be registered in the district in which the deceased died.
We recommend you get multiple copies of the death certificate as many companies will only accept original documents.
Upon registering you will be given a green disposal certificate, you will need to pass this onto us at Herbert Murray Funeral Directors.

We recommend you call the registrar to book an appointment.

• Close relative of deceased
• Relative in attendance during last illness
• A relative living in the district where death occurred
• A person present at death
• Medical certificate of death
• Medical card if available
• Birth certificate & information regarding date of birth
• Day and place of death
• Full name of deceased (maiden name if applicable)
• Date and place of birth
• Occupation and home address
• If married, full name and occupation of surviving spouse.

Local Registrar Details

  • TRAFFORD REGISTRAR
    Sale Town Hall,
    Sale Waterside,
    Sale M33 7ZF
    Tel: 0161-912 3025
    Opening Hours: 9:00am to 3:30pm
  • MANCHESTER REGISTRAR
    Heron House,
    47 Lloyd Street
    Manchester M2 5LE
    Tel: 0161-234-5005
    Opening Hours: 9-00AM TO 3-45PM
  • SALFORD REGISTRAR
    Town Hall,
    Chorley Road,
    Swinton, M27 5DA
    Tel: 0161-909-6501
    Opening Hours: 9:15am to 4:30pm
  • STOCKPORT REGISTRAR
    Stockport Town Hall,
    John Street,
    Stockport SK1 3XE
    Tel: 0161- 474-3399
    Opening Hours: 9:00am to 4:40pm

If your loved one died in one of the following hospitals you can contact the hospital bereavement team and arrange to register at the hospital:


CORONER INFORMATION


The coroner is usually instructed by a doctor or the police. The death will be reported to the coroner for the area where the death took place. The coroner will need to establish the cause of death. This is either done by the coroner looking at the deceased’s medical records or by a post mortem. The deceased remains in the care of the coroner until the cause of death has been established. Once cause of death has been established the coroner will release the deceased for the funeral to take place.
If the cause of death is unknown then the coroner will hold an inquest. The death cannot be registered until after the inquest, however the coroner can release an interim death certificate to prove the death has occurred. The coroner can issue paperwork to Herbert Murray Funeral Directors for the deceased to be released into our care and for the funeral to take place.

We encourage you to contact us so we can support and guide you through

If your loved one died in one of the following hospitals you can contact the hospital bereavement team and arrange to register at the hospital:


  • MANCHESTER (CITY) CORONER
    PO Box 532
    Manchester Town Hall
    Albert Square
    Manchester
    M60 2LA
    Telephone:  0161 219 2222
    Email: coroners@manchester.gov.uk
    9am to 4pm, Monday to Friday
  • SOUTH MANCHESTER CORONER
    The Coroner’s Court,
    1 Mount Tabor, Stockport, SK1 3AG
    Tel: 0161 474 3993
    Email: coroners.office@stockport.gov.uk
    8.30am – 4.30pm Monday to Thursday
    8.30am – 4.00pm Friday
    Phone lines open until 4pm Monday to Friday

CREMATORIUMS & CEMETRIES


  • Altrincham Crematorium
    Whitehouse Lane
    Dunham Massey
    Altrincham
    WA14 5RH
  • Manchester Crematorium
    The Manchester Crematorium Ltd, Barlow Moor Road,
    Chorlton-cum-Hardy, Manchester M21 7GZ
  • Dunham Lawn Cemetery
    Whitehouse Lane
    Dunham Massey
    Altrincham
    WA14 5RH
  • Southern Cemetery
    The Lodge
    212 Barlow Moor Road
    Chorlton-cum-Hardy
    Manchester M21 7GL

  • Hale Cemetery
    Hale Road
    Altrincham
    Cheshire
    WA15 8DF
  • Sale Cemetery
    Marsland Road
    Sale
    Cheshire
    M33 7UN
  • Stretford Cemetery
    Lime Road
    Stretford
    Manchester
    M32 8HX
  • Urmston Cemetery
    Queens Road
    Urmston
    Manchester
    M41 9HF

PROBATE


Probate is the administration of the estate when someone dies. It is a legal requirement regardless to whether there is a will or not.

You can apply for probate yourself, however when grieving some people find it is a complex and arduous task and choose to appoint a legal specialist to deal with the estate.
If you do choose to deal with the probate yourself click on the attached link to download the relevant forms

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