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If a Coroner isn't involved, a death needs to be registered with the Registrar within 5 days. You need to register the death at a register office in the district where it took place. If it happened in Hertfordshire, you can register the death in any of the register offices in the county.

If you can't get to any of the offices in Hertfordshire, you can make a Declaration at any register office in England and Wales. The Declaration will be sent to the correct office and the death certificates and other documents will be posted to you.

A 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.

For more information, visit the Hertfordshire County Council website.

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