Registering a Death.

Death at a Hospital or care Home

Where a death occurs in a Hospital or similar institution, the Hospital Authorities register the death and the next-of-kin will be given a Death Notification Form as to the cause of death from the Doctor attending the deceased. You need to take the Death Notification Form to the Office of Registration of Births & Deaths or the local Registration Office where the death occurs where a copy of the Death Certificate may be obtained.

Death at Home & Under the Care of a GP

Where a death occurs at home and the  deceased has been under the care of their local Doctor within the last 28 days, the GP will sign a Death Notification Form as to the cause of death, this form is given to the next of kin and allows a funeral to proceed. After the funeral the family or next of kin must take the Death Notification Form to register the death with the Registrar of Birth Deaths & Marriages. It is at this point of registration that the Death Certificate will be issued. The death must be registered within 3 months.

Accidental or Unexpected Death

Where the death is sudden or as a result of an accident the Gardai and Coroner will need to be informed. A Post Mortem may be necessary and when this takes place it is the Coroner who registers the death and a copy of the Certificate can be obtained at the Office of Registration of Deaths & Births, or at the local Registration Office where the death occurs.

For more information you can email the GRO at gro@welfare.ie

The Civil Registration Service for Meath is at
Navan Enterprise Centre
Trim Road
Navan  C15 F6XT
Phone: 046 909 8600
email : crs.navan@hse.ie

The Civil Registration Service for County Dublin is
Joyce House
8 to 11 Lombard Street
East Dublin 2
Phone: 01 863 8200
crsupdates.dublin@hse.ie (births and deaths)

REGISTERING A DEATH DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC

You do not need to attend at your local civil registration office to register a death.

A relative, civil partner or another qualified informant must register the death within 3 months of the death occurring.

To register a death during the Pandemic you must:

  • Complete Part 2 of the Death Notification Form (personal details of the deceased)
  • Sign the declaration
  • Send the death notification form and copy of your photo ID. (Passport/Driving Licence)
    By email or post to your local Civil Registration Office , or By email to gro@welfare.ie , or
    By post to the.  General Register Office, Government Offices,  Convent Road, Roscommon,  Co. Roscommon, F42 VX53.

The General Register Office (GRO) will send Death Notification Forms to the appropriate registration office in order for the death to be registered.

For more information you can email the GRO at gro@welfare.ie

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