top of page

In Hours Registration

In order for the funeral to be arranged with the Leicester City Council cemeteries department, you will need to register the death and obtain the Burial Order, often referred to as the "green". 


For deaths where the cause of death is known the hospital where the death took place, or issuing GP will scan the MCCD directly to the Registrar of Births & Deaths, no physical documents will be provided to the family. Once the Registration Service has received the MCCD from the hospital or issuing GP, a Registrar will contact the next of kin to book an appointment to register the death. This appointment will be an office-based “face to face” appointment. 

Who registers the death? 


The person who registers the death is usually the next of kin, a relative of the person who has died. If no relatives are available, then the death can be registered by: 

  • Anyone who was there when the person died.

  • Someone who lives in the place where the person died.

  • The person who's taking responsibility for arranging the funeral.


The Registrar will need one of the following during your appointment:

  • Passport

  • National Health Service medical card (if you have it)

  • Birth Certificate

  • Marriage Certificate (if they were married)

What information you will need to give to the Registrar


The Registrar will need to know some things about the person who has died:

  • The date and place of their birth.

  • Their full name

  • The date of death, and where it happened

  • Their occupation

  • Their home address

  • If they had a pension or allowance from public funds

  • If they were married, (if they were, the Registrar will need to know their living husband's or wife's date of birth).

What the Registrar will do.


The Registrar will issue a Burial Order (green certificate) to the applicant which will allow the burial to take place. 

Additional certified copies of the entry of death can be obtained from the Registrar for a small charge (these may be needed for legal or financial purposes).

Contacting the Leicester City Registrar 

The City of Leicester Register Office

Town Hall, Town Hall Square


LE1 9BG 


Opening hours:

09.00am. - 4.00pm. Monday to Friday


Enquiries/ in hours appointments - 0116 454 1000 



Leicester Register Office - Website

Contacting the County Registrar 

The Leicestershire County Register Office

Leicester Road






Opening hours:

08.45am. - 4.15pm. Monday to Friday


Enquiries/ in hours appointments - 0116 305 6565



Leicester Register Office - Website

bottom of page