Bedfordshire Resources

We understand that having to cope with the practicalities following a death can be a daunting and stressful prospect. Below is some useful information for your local area, but do not hesitate to contact us if we can help in any way.

Useful information

Registering a death that happened in Bedfordshire

Registering a death during Covid-19:

  • Deaths are currently registered by phone
  • You fill out an online form and a registrar will call you
  • There are more instructions for how to register a death in Bedfordshire here

When you register the death, you will be asked for:

  • The medical certificate.
  • The deceased person’s medical card.
  • Any benefit books.
  • The deceased person’s marriage certificate, if there is a surviving spouse or civil partner.

You will also be asked for the following information about the deceased person:

  • First name, surname and any maiden name.
  • Date and place of death.
  • Last permanent address.
  • Date and place of birth (a copy of their birth certificate is helpful).
  • Occupation and name/occupation/date of birth of any surviving spouse or civil partner. Details of benefit being claimed, including State and private pension income.

The registrar will issue a death certificate. If the deceased person had financial dealings with a number of organisations including banks, building societies and insurance companies, you may find it useful to obtain additional copies. Many companies will require a certified copy of the death certificate when they are advised of the death.

Useful contacts

Register offices

  • Ampthill
    The Court House, Woburn Street, Ampthill, Bedford MK45 2HX
    0300 3008089

  • Dunstable
    Watling House, High St N, Dunstable LU6 1NF
    0300 3008089

  • Biggleswade
    The Limes, 142 London Road, Biggleswade SG18 8EL
    0300 3008089

  • Luton
    6 George St W, Luton LU1 2BJ
    0300 790 0341

  • HM Coroner
    For Bedfordshire
    0300 300 8383


  • Luton & Dunstable University Hospital
    01582 491166

  • Bedford Hospital
    01234 355 122

Help lines

  • Citizens Advice Bureau
    7a St Paul's Square, Bedford MK40 1SQ
    01234 867944

  • The Samaritans
    Freephone 116 123

  • Cruse Bereavement Care
    0844 4779400


You can find a more detailed version of this page's content in our printable booklet:

Bereavement Support


If you’re struggling, you may find the following websites offer useful resources, advice and support groups for coping with grief and loss.