Registering a Death

A death must be registered by the Registrar of Deaths in the district in which it occurred within 5 days unless the Registrar says that this period can be extended.

If the death occurred outside the District of the Isles of Scilly, for example in Cornwall, the Registrar will be able to take a 'declaration' and forward the details to the correct District.

The Isles of Scilly Registration Service operates an appointment system and will try to accommodate bereaved relatives as soon as possible.

For full details regarding Death Registration please visit or contact the Register Office on 01720 424501 or

The Registration service offers bereaved relatives the Tell Us Once service to help them contact government departments following the registration of a death. Full details and a list of documents required can be found on