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Allwood Funeral Directors ~ Registering a Death

Allwood Funeral Directors of Totnes

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Registering the death is something that the funeral director unfortunately cannot do for you. Registration of death in the majority of cases is completed by the next of kin or close relative who should register the death at the registrars within the area where the death occurred, and within 5 days. If no relative is available, the registration can be carried out by any person who is present at the death, the occupier of the premises where the death occurred or the person accepting responsibility for arranging the funeral.

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The Registrar may issue certain certificates dependant on circumstances

The Registrar will issue a green certificate which is free of charge and needs to be given to the funeral director as soon as possible, as it gives permission for the person who has died to be buried or cremated. If the death has been referred to the coroner, the registration process may vary, Allwood Funeral Directors are able to offer help and advice in such cases.

A Death Certificate is issued as legal proof of the death and is required to settle the affairs and estate of the person who has died. This is the only form you will have to pay for, you may wish to purchase several copies, as each organisation you inform, bank, pensions or insurers etc, will require a separate official copy.

A white certificate may be issued and is required when the deceased was in receipt of any state pensions or benefits.

Our Funeral Services

  • Traditional Burials or Cremation
  • Natural 'Greener' Funerals
  • Assist with Choosing a Coffin or Casket
  • Dedicated Chapel of Rest
  • Provide Hearse and Funeral Cars
  • Organise Floral tributes and Donations
  • Order of Service and Music
  • Newspaper Announcements
  • Memorials and Cremation Caskets

Registering a Death

  • Date and place of death

  • Full name

  • Date and place of birth

  • Occupation

  • Home address

  • If the deceased was in receipt of a pension or allowance from public funds

  • If applicable, the date of birth of the surviving spouse

  • The Medical Certificate of Cause of Death

  • The Registrar may also require the following documentation

  • The NHS medical card of the person who has died (if available)

  • The Birth certificate of the person who has died

  • The Marriage or civil partnership certificate of the person who has died (if applicable)

  • Blue Badge (if applicable)

  • Driving licence (if applicable)

  • Passport (if applicable)

Allwood Funeral Directors Covering Devon, Torbay and the South Hams

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