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What to do?

A brief guide on bereavement

When a death has occurred there are people and organisations that do need to be informed.

If your next of kin is in a nursing home, hospital or hospice, you will be contacted and a doctor will issue a Medical Certificate of Cause of Death. The next step is to call a funeral director who will take the deceased into their care.

In the case of an unexpected death, the coroner may need to be informed. Please do not hesitate to call us if you need help or advice.

Who needs to be informed?

  • Family members & friends
  • Employer or school
  • Banks and building societies
  • Insurance companies
  • Mortgage provider
  • DVLA
  • Pensions office
  • Inland Revenue
  • Utility companies
  • Local council

Registering a death

You are required to register the death within five days in the district in which the death occurred. Most registration offices operate an appointments system and you will be asked to bring with you several documents including the Certificate of Cause of Death and details regarding the date and place of birth of the deceased.

If you do not wish to do this alone, Cromer & District Independent Funeral Services is happy to send one of our directors to accompany you.

North Walsham Registration Office
18 King’s Arms Street
North Walsham
NR28 9JX
Tel: 0344 800 8020

Norwich Register Office
Churchman House
71 Bethel Street
Tel: 0344 800 8020

Great Yarmouth Registration Office
The Library
Tolhouse Street
Great Yarmouth
NR30 2SH
Tel: 0344 800 8020