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Registering a Death

Once the Medical Certificate has been issued the death must be registered, within five days, at the Registry Office in the sub-district where it occurred.

Local registry offices:

Bath Register Office Births & Deaths
Guildhall, High St, Bath, Somerset BA1 5AW
01225 477234

Chippenham Register Office Births & Deaths
4 Timber St Chippenham, Wiltshire SN15 3BZ
0300 456 010

Melksham Registrar of Births & Deaths
Town Hall, Melksham
(By appointment only, please telephone before 12 noon.)
01225 713007

Devizes Register Office Births & Deaths
The Beeches, Bath Road, Devizes
01225 713007

The following register outstation are open for varying amounts of time, all offices run an appointment system and can be contacted by ringing 0300 003 4569 to register a death.

In the event of an extreme emergency outside of these hours, relating to the urgent need for a burial within 24 hours due to religious grounds, Bewley and Merrett will be able to contact officers of the registration service on your behalf.

Trowbridge Register Office
The Chestnuts, Bythesea Road, Trowbridge BA14 8JN

Corsham Register Office
The Town Hall, High Street, Corsham SN13 0EZ

Malmesbury Register Office
The Library, Cross Hayes, Malmesbury SN16 9BG

Calne Register Office
The Library, The Strand, Calne SN11 0JU

Marlborough Register Office
The Library, 91 High Street, Marlborough SN8 1HD

If you are unable to attend the local Registry Office, you may attend a Registry office of your choice, with the particulars of the deceased, in order to make a declaration. These will then be forwarded for registration to the sub-district where the death took place. This may delay the certificates being released and arrangements for the funeral cannot proceed until the death has been registered.

When registering the death the following documentation and information will be required:

On completion of registration, the registrar will issue the following:

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