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Register a death

How much does a certificate cost?


We hold records for all deaths in Stoke-on-Trent since 1837. If the death happened outside Stoke-on-Trent, contact the register office where the where it took place or the General Register Office.

We issue death certificates at the time of registration. 

Details from the registers can be released in the form of a certified copy certificate. This is produced at a legally-set fee. There is an additional fee if the certificate is needed on the same day or if it is from an older register.   

We can issue a certificate to anyone who is able to give us the full personal details of the person whose certificate is needed. No proof of identity is necessary. You will need to give us enough information so we can find the record. 

We will search indexes for a period of three years but only where accurate details are provided. 

Death certificates
 Standard certificate from registrar of births and deaths at the time of registration  £4 
 Standard certificate from registrar of births and deaths (current register)  £7 
 Standard certificate from superintendent registrar (deposited register)  £10
 Short certificate from superintendent registrar(deposited register)  £10 


Same-day service in person within one hour or same-day service by post (order by 1pm, certificate posted first class or next working day if ordered after 1pm - includes postage) £30
Same-day service in person: order before 1pm and collect in person after 3pm £25
Within ten days £10

 Apply for a death certificate