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Death Certificates

What is a Death Certificate? 

The Death Certificate is a certified copy of the entry in the Register of Deaths.

The 'original' certificate is the actual entry in the register and any copies issued from it carry a statutory fee which, unfortunately, we are unable to waive.

The Registrar can issue a certified copy of the entry at the time of registration for £4 per copy.

After the time of registration the price is £7 per copy.

Once the register is full, the cost of a certificate will be £10 per copy.

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Who will need a certificate?

You may need a copy of the certificate for the following:

  • Will
  • Pension claims
  • Insurance policies
  • Bank accounts
  • Premium bonds

It is easier to purchase these copies at the time you visit the Registrar.

if the Registrar at Poole is unable to issue all the certificates you require immediately, these can be posted to you by first class post later that day. If you choose to declare a death at another office you can telephone this office, on the next working day, to pay with a credit or debit card. 

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Please note: Due to building work taking place at Poole Register Office we are temporarily unable to produce any birth or death certificates prior to 1990 and marriage certificates prior to 2011 for a period of up to one month.

If your certificate is urgent then please contact the General Register Office on 0300 1231837 to order your certificate.

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Contact us


01202 633744

The Register Office
The Guildhall
Market Street Poole
BH15 1NF

Opening Times:
Monday - Thursday
9:00am - 4:30pm
9:00am - 4:00pm