Death and funeral services

Due to the end of the Coronavirus Regulations, from 5pm on Thursday 24 March 2022, you can no longer register a death over the phone. You will need to come into the Civic Centre. After this date, we can also receive the Medical Certificate of Cause of Death (MCCD) electronically from the NHS or you can have the original document at the appointment.

Advice and information

What to do after someone dies

Help, information and advice on what to do after someone dies

Register a death

All deaths in the borough must be registered at our register office

Notifying government agencies of a death

Use the government’s Tell Us Once service to report a death to several central and local government departments

Making funeral arrangements

Find information on how to arrange a funeral and what to consider

Brent cemeteries

Find information about facilities, cost and directions to one of Brent's cemeteries

Buying and owning a grave

How to buy a plot, things to consider and the costs involved

Headstones and memorials

How to apply for a memorial permit, what you need and the cost

Funerals arranged by the council

If the deceased has no known relatives or friends we will arrange a Public Health funeral

Death of a Council Tenant

What to do if you are the next of kin or acting on behalf of a council tenant