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.
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
Mon, Tues, Thurs and Fri – 9.00am – 5.00pm
Tavistock – Tel: 0345 1551002
West Devon Borough Council Offices, Kilworthy Park, Tavistock, PL19 0BZ
Wed, Thurs and Fri – 9.30am – 4.00pm
Okehampton – Tel: 0345 1551002
Town Council Offices, Fore Street, Okehampton, EX20 1AA
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
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
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
Mon only 9.45am – 3.30pm
Paignton – Tel: 01803 207130
Paignton Library, Great Western Road, Paignton, TQ4 5AG
Monday to Friday 9.30am – 3.30pm
Exeter – Tel: 0345 155 1002
Larkbeare House, Topsham Road, Exeter, EX2 4NG
Mon to Thur – 9:00am – 4:30pm
Fri 9:00am – 4:00pm