Death registration

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If a death occurred in Scotland it must be registered within 8 days and informants have the option to register the death at any Registration office in Scotland.

Please note that if you wish to register a death at any of the Aberdeenshire Registration Offices then you must call in advance to make an appointment.

For advice out with office hours contact us on 07740 639217.

To register a death you should take the medical certificate of cause of death (Form 11), normally issued by the doctor or hospital, to the Registrar.

If available, please also take the deceased's birth certificate, any marriage certificates, civil partnership certificates or death certificates of any previous spouses or civil partners and the deceased's NHS medical card.

The Registrar will issue you with the necessary documents and for £10.00 you can purchase a full death certificate, if required.

Tell Us Once poster

We also offer a Tell Us Once service to make things easier for you, which allows the Registrar to contact several other agencies (including government departments and other local authority services) to advise them of the bereavement on your behalf.

View Tell Us Once Bereavement Leaflet (PDF 974KB) and Tell Us Once privacy notice (PDF 149KB).

Further advice or to make an appointment please contact any of our Registration Offices.

View registration of life event privacy notice.