Registration

If possible the next of kin should attend at the registrar’s office. Failing this, another close relative or the executor is usually acceptable. A death is registered at the sub-district in which the death occurs. The local Register offices and hours are listed below. If you are in any doubt as to which Registrar to visit, please do not hesitate to telephone our office.

THE REGISTRAR WILL REQUIRE:

  • Doctor’s or Coroner’s certificate of death.
  • Deceased medical card – if available.
  • Details of any pension paid by the Paymaster General i.e. Dockyard or Service.

AND THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION:

  • Deceased’s full name.
  • Date and place of birth.
  • Usual residence.
  • Last full-time occupation.
  • Any surviving partner’s date of birth.

AND, IF THE DECEASED WAS A LADY:

  • Her maiden name.
  • Full name of her husband/father.
  • Her occupation.

THE REGISTRAR WILL ISSUE:

  • Green certificate for Funeral Director.
  • White certificate for D.W.P.
  • And for a small charge will issue further certified copies of the death certificate for solicitors, banks, insurances, building societies, premium bonds etc.

TELL US ONCE

The registrar will give you details of the Tell Us Once service which reports the death to most government organisations in one go.

www.gov.uk/register-offices

REGISTER OFFICES

Plymouth – Tel: 01752 268331
Lockyer Street, Plymouth PL1 2QD.
By appointment: Mon, Tue, Wed, Fri – 8.30am-6.00pm
Thurs – 8.30am – 8pm
Appointments may be offered on a Weds only at
Plymouth Coroners Office, Derriford Business Park PL6 5QZ

Totnes – Tel: 0345 1551002
Follaton House, Totnes, TQ9 5NE
By appointment:
Mon, Tues, Thurs and Fri – 9.00am – 5.00pm

Tavistock – Tel: 0345 1551002
West Devon Borough Council Offices, Kilworthy Park, Tavistock, PL19 0BZ
By appointment:
Wed, Thurs and Fri – 9.30am – 4.00pm

Okehampton – Tel: 0345 1551002
Town Council Offices, Fore Street, Okehampton, EX20 1AA
By appointment:
Mon & Tues – 9.30am-4.30pm

Saltash – Tel: 0300 1234 181
Saltash Library, Callington Road PL12 6DX
Mon – 12.30pm – 4.00pm
Thurs – 9.30am – 12.30pm and 1.00pm – 5.00pm

Liskeard – Tel 0300 1234 181
Graylands, Westbourne Lodge, Dean Street, PL14 4AE
By appointment:
Mon, Tues, Fri – 9.30am-12.30pm
and 1.00pm – 4.00pm
Weds – 9.00am – 4pm

Newton Abbot – Tel: 0345 155 1002
Old Forde House, Brunel Road, Newton Abbot, TQ12 4XX
By appointment:
Mon to Thurs – 9:00am – 4:30pm
Fri – 9:00am – 4:00pm
Closed from 1:00pm – 2:00pm each day

Torquay – Tel: 01803 207130
Torquay Library, Lymington Road, Torquay, TQ1 3DT
By appointment:
Mon only 9.45am – 3.30pm

Paignton – Tel: 01803 207130
Paignton Library, Great Western Road, Paignton, TQ4 5AG
By appointment:
Monday to Friday 9.30am – 3.30pm

Exeter – Tel: 0345 155 1002
Larkbeare House, Topsham Road, Exeter, EX2 4NG
By appointment:
Mon to Thur – 9:00am – 4:30pm
Fri 9:00am – 4:00pm

 

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The Firs, Crownhill, Plymouth

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  • Client parking available
  • Disabled access
  • Reception & Administration office
  • Arrangement rooms
  • Chapel of rest & Preparation facilities

The Firs
702 Budshead Road,
Crownhill,
Plymouth, PL6 5DY

Office Opening Hours
Mon-Fri, 9.00 am - 5.00 pm

Tel 01752 76 76 76 (24 Hr number)

 
 

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Decimus, Exeter

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  • Parking close by & Disabled access
  • Reception & Administration office
  • Arrangement room & Chapel of rest
  • Preparation facilities

Decimus, 206 Topsham Road
Exeter EX2 6AA

Office Opening Hours
9.30am - 4.30pm

Tel 01392 43 33 33 (24 Hr number)

 
 

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Riverside, Ivybridge

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  • Client parking available
  • Reception &  24 Hour service
  • Arrangement room & Chapel of rest
  • Administration office
  • Preparation facilities

Riverside
Costly Street,
Ivybridge PL21 0DB

Office Opening Hours
Monday - Friday 10.00am - 4.00pm

Tel 01752 69 09 09 (24 Hr number)

 
 

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Hugh Mills & Gaye, Kings House, Newton Abbot

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  • Client parking available
  • Reception & Disabled access
  • Arrangement rooms & Chapel of rest
  • Administration office
  • Preparation facilities

Kings House
King Street,
Newton Abbot TQ12 2LG

Office Opening Hours
Monday - Friday 9.00am - 5.00pm

Tel 01626 33 44 44 (24 Hr number)

 
 

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St Mary’s View, Plympton, Plymouth

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  • Easy parking close by
  • Reception & Disabled access
  • Arrangement room & Chapel of rest
  • Administration office
  • Preparation facilities

St Mary’s View
2 Market Road,
Plympton
Plymouth PL7 1QW

Office Opening Hours
Monday - Friday 9.00am - 5.00pm

Tel 01752 343 848 (24 Hr number)

 
 

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Pengelly Funeral Service, Saltash

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  • Parking close by & Disabled access
  • Reception & Administration office
  • Arrangement room & Chapel of rest
  • Preparation facilities

 

Pengelly Funeral Service
139, Fore Street, Saltash
Cornwall PL12 6AB

Office Opening Hours
Monday - Friday 9.00am - 5.00pm

Tel 01752 84 88 38 (24 Hr number)

 
 

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Salisbury House, St Judes, Plymouth

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  • On street parking & Reception
  • Arrangement rooms & Chapel of rest
  • Preparation facilities
  • Administration office

Salisbury House
11 Tothill Avenue,
St Judes,
Plymouth PL4 8PJ

Office Opening Hours
Monday - Friday 9.00am - 5.00pm

Tel 01752 66 54 38 (24 Hr number)

 
 

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The Stables, Tavistock

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  • Client parking available
  • Reception & Administration office
  • Arrangement rooms & Chapel of rest
  • Preparation facilities

The Stables,
32 West Street,
Tavistock, PL19 8JY

Office Opening Hours
Monday - Friday 10.00 am - 4.00 pm

Tel 01822 617 300 (24 Hr number)

 
 

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Pidgen & Son Funeral Service, Torpoint

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  • Client parking available
  • Reception & Disabled access
  • Arrangement room & Chapel of rest
  • Administration office
  • Preparation facilities

Pidgen & Son Funeral Service
4,Trevol Business Park
Torpoint, Cornwall PL11 2TB

Office Opening Hours
Monday - Friday 10.00am - 4.00pm

Tel 01752 812 479 (24 Hr number)

 
 

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Hugh Mills & Gaye, Torquay

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  • Client parking available
  • Arrangement room & Chapel of rest
  • Administration office
  • Preparation facilities
  • Reception

147 Babbacombe Road,
Torquay TQ1 3SU

Office Opening Hours
Monday - Friday 10.00am - 4.00pm

Tel 01803 32 94 94 (24 Hr number)