Our standard office hours for registering deaths are Monday to Friday, 9am to 4.30pm. We can register a death outside of these hours if there is a cultural or religious reason why the death needs to be registered urgently.
Westmorland and Furness Registration Service
Telephone: 0300 373 3300
Registering a death from Monday to Friday
9am to 2pm
If you contact us Monday to Friday before 2pm, we will give you an appointment no later than 5pm on the same day at a register office within Westmorland and Furness.
2pm to 8pm
If you contact us between 2pm and 8pm, we will do our best to attend one of our main offices to register the death the same day.
Registering a death on weekends and bank holidays
On weekends and bank holiday, we are available from 8am to 8pm.
Who can register a death and information you need to provide
Only certain people can register a death. Find our more about who can register a death.
That person will also need to provide information and documents relating to the deceased. Find out more about what information you need to provide.
Registration can only proceed if the death happened within Westmorland and Furness (previously Eden, South Lakeland and Barrow areas). If the death occurred in Cumberland (previously Allerdale, Copeland and Carlisle areas) please visit the Deaths and stillbirths on the Cumberland website for advice.
If you’re unsure which new Council area you need to contact please use our handy tool to find out.
If there has been any referral or involvement with the coroner then an appointment can not be allocated until the coroner has issued the appropriate paperwork. The coroner is only available out of office hours to deal with urgent statutory matters, such as organ donation and requests for Home Office post mortems.
Death referrals are non-statutory matters will be dealt with by the coroners service the next working day.