When a death occurs in Redcar and Cleveland

Redcar & Cleveland Leisure & Community House, Ridley Street, Redcar TS10 1TD

01642 444440


Deaths that occur in Middlesbrough

Register Office Town Hall, Albert Rd, Middlesbrough TS1 2PA

01642 729004



Deaths that occur at James Cook University Hospital

Murray Building, James Cook University Hospital, Marton Road, Middlesbrough, TS4 3BW

01642 835638 or 835929


All deaths have to be registered by the Registrar of Births, Marriages and Deaths, in the county where the death has occurred. Unless the Coroner is involved, registration should take place within five days. Following registering the death, you will be provide a form for you to send to the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP), a green certificate that you are required to give to your funeral director and the opportunity to complete the “Tell us Once” scheme.


The registrar will need to know the following detail about the person who has past away:

Full Name (including middle name)

Date and place of death

Date and place of birth


Home Address


The registrar will need the following documents:

National Insurance Card or proof of National Insurance (if known)

Birth Certificate (or place of birth)

The Marriage Certificate (if applicable)

Death Certificate


 As of 16th February 2019, a Certified Death Certificate will incur a cost of £11 per copy. This is a nationwide change and is made by the registration service. For the majority of families, approximately 5 copies are required for managing the affairs of a loved one. Further copies can be obtained, incurring the same £11 fee per copy