When a death occurs, the Doctor who was in charge of the person who has died, whether it be a Hospital Doctor or G.P. will issue a Certificate of Cause of Death.
As of 2nd April 2020, this certificate will no longer be issued in paper form but will be electronically transferred (emailed) by the Doctor direct to Norfolk County Council.
All registrations as of 2nd April 2020 will be carried out by appointment via the telephone.
The Registrar will arrange an appointment date and time to call you back to register over the phone. Please allow yourself at least 30 minutes as all the information has to be logged on to a computer & then checked. When you have registered, you will be sent via the post:
This form is for social security purposes. Please refer to the notes shown on the back of this form.
A Death Certificate is a Certified Copy of the Entry in the Death Register. These will be required for banks, building societies, solicitors, insurance companies and other financial institutions.
The fee for certificates requested on the day of the registration is £11 each – this can be paid for via debit or credit card over the phone. Please note that registrars do not issue a free death certificate as standard.
Often if you produce and original copy of the Death Certificate to a bank etc., they will photocopy the Certificate and return the original. They will not however usually accept a photocopy of the original Death Certificate without having seen the original Certificate first.
This will be sent electronically to the designated Crematorium or Burial Authority (if known) or Funeral Director.
If in any doubt, please request this form is emailed to our office and we will forward it on where necessary.
When someone dies you will need to contact a wide variety of organisations to inform them of the death.
Registrars offer a service to help you with a number of central and local government department notifications, such as the Passport office, the DVLA and Department for Work and Pensions; called Tell Us Once. Tell Us Once is offered at every death registration. The details of the registration are entered on the Tell Us Once system by the registrar and you will be given a reference number. You can then complete the notification either online or by telephone directly with Tell Us Once after the appointment. Full contact details will be given to you by the registrar.
If the person arranging a funeral is claiming Benefits or Tax Credits, you may be eligible for help paying the funeral costs.
To download the form SF200 go to www.direct.gov.uk and type SF200 into the search column or contact Job Centre Plus on 0800 055 6688 and request a form SF200.
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