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Deaths

Registering a death

To register a death please book online for a telephone registration. Please do not come to the office.

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If you are unable to book online please call customer services on 0300 790 0341

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Registering a death

The following provides information and guidance to register a death.

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The death can be registered by:

  • a relative of the deceased
  • a person present at the death
  • the occupier of the house where the death took place
  • the person who is arranging the funeral and instructing the funeral director
  • a Medical Certificate Cause of Death from the doctor or hospital. If you don’t have this certificate, you may need a notification from the Coroner
  • the deceaseds’ passport, marriage certificate, birth certificate, medical card and proof of address are useful but the registration can still proceed without them

At the registration you will be asked the following information about the person who has died:

  • date and place of death
  • full name of deceased and maiden name of a woman who has married
  • date and place of birth
  • occupation, usual address and if they were married or in a civil partnership, the name, date of birth and occupation of their spouse or civil partner

When you come to register, please check the register page very carefully before you sign to ensure you don’t need a correction at a later date.

There is no cost to register a death and you may purchase as many death certificates as you require at the cost of £11.00 each.

If you need to ask for something to be corrected after the death is registered, in most cases there is a non-refundable fee of £75 if the local Register Office can do the correction and £90 if it has to be referred to the General Register Office. Please contact the Register Office on 0300 790 0341. For more information please visit GOV.UK - Correcting a death registration.

You will be given a green form for burial or cremation to take to the Funeral Director although in some cases the coroner will issue this. You will also be given a BD8 form to give to the Department of Works and Pensions. Any death certificates you may wish to purchase.

There is an emergency call out service on Saturday and Sunday from 9 to 11am. Please call 07770 636038.

To use this service you will need a Medical Certificate of Cause of Death from the doctor or hospital but there must not be any involvement from the Coroner.

Some deaths need to be reported to the Coroner before they can be registered or the funeral can take place. If the Coroner needs to issue some paperwork, the registrar will not be able to go ahead with the registration and it will be deferred.

Tell Us Once is a service that lets you notify central and local government departments about the person who has died by a single phone call or online contact with the Department of Works and Pensions.

Tell Us Once helps you notify other departments like the DVLA, Passport Office and local Council. The registrar will give you a reference number which will be valid for 28 days. For more information on this service, please visit GOV.UK - Tell Us Once

How to make an appointment:

Luton Register Office
6 George Street West
Luton
LU1 2BJ
Monday to Friday 9.15am to 4.15pm

You can call the customer service centre on 0300 790 0341 from 8am to 6pm Monday to Friday.

Alternatively, you can book an appointment online. You cannot book an appointment online if the coroner has been involved.

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Registering a stillbirth

The information below should help make this difficult time as easy as possible.

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You will need a certificate from the doctor or midwife to bring to the Register Office and the stillbirth needs to be registered within 42 days.

  • the mother of the baby
  • the father, if he’s married to the mother at the time
  • someone who was present at the stillbirth

Registering a stillbirth

  • the date and place of the stillbirth
  • the full names and surname if the baby is to be given a name
  • the sex of the baby
  • full names and surname including maiden name if applicable
  • date and place of birth
  • occupation or if not currently employed, any previous occupation
  • usual address
  • date of marriage, if married to the baby’s father
  • number of previous children
  • full names and surname
  • date and place of birth
  • occupation or if not currently employed, any previous occupation
  • usual address

There is no cost to register a stillbirth. If you choose to buy certificates, they cost £11 each.

You will be given a white form for burial or cremation to take to the Funeral Director and any certificates you wish to purchase.

You can make an appointment by phoning the customer service centre on 0300 790 0341 from 8am to 6pm and you will be connected to the Registration Service or please contact us by email on [email protected].

Luton Register Office
6 George Street West
Luton
LU1 2BJ

Opening hours: Monday to Friday 9.15am to 4.15pm

 

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The Vale Cemetery

The Vale has two chapels.

  1. The larger chapel (Oak) is for cremation services only. It can seat between 100 to 120 people with facilities for additional standing to accommodate a larger crowd. The service times are every 45 minutes and are held from 9am to 4pm
  2. The smaller chapel (Cedar) is for both burial and cremation services. The service time is 45 minutes. However, the times are by request

Opening and closing times

Office

Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm
Closed on weekends and bank holidays

Book of remembrance

Monday to Friday - 9am to 5pm
Weekends and Bank holidays, 10am to 4pm

Grounds

Monday to Friday - 9am to dusk or 8pm (whichever is sooner)
Weekends - 9am to dusk or 8pm (whichever is sooner)

Location and contact details

The Vale Cemetery
Butterfield Green Road
Luton
LU2 8DD
T: 01582 723700

 

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Order a death certificate

Order Online

Order a death certificate online using the button below for deaths registered within the district of Luton.

 

Order a death certificate.

Order by post

Please download the application form to order a copy of a death certificate, fill it and and return using the address below.

Order in person

death certificates can be ordered at the Register Office. The address is below:

    Luton Register Office
    6 George Street West
    Luton
    Bedfordshire
    LU1 2BJ
    T: 0300 790 0341
    E: [email protected]

 

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Public burials

Public burials

Below is the public burial register page:

Find out about public burials​​​

 

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