Hertfordshire 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 Hertfordshire

Registering a death during Covid-19:

  • Deaths are currently registered by phone
  • You will need to call 0300 123 4045
  • There are more instructions for how to register a death in Hertfordshire 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

  • Bishop's Stortford
    2 Hockerill St, Bishop's Stortford CM23 2DL
    0300 123 4045

  • Cheshunt
    Bishops College, Churchgate, Cheshunt, Waltham Cross EN8 9XH
    0300 123 4045

  • Hatfield
    19B St Albans Rd E, Hatfield AL10 0NG
    0300 123 4045

  • Hemel Hempstead
    The Forum, Marlowes, Hemel Hempstead HP1 1DN
    0300 123 4045

  • Hertford
    Pegs Ln, Hertford SG13 8DE
    0300 123 4045

  • St Albans
    The Gatehouse, 1 Victoria Square, St Albans AL1 3TF
    0300 123 4045

  • Stevenage
    Danesgate House, Danesgate, Stevenage SG1 1WW
    0300 123 4045

  • Watford
    31 Hempstead Rd, Watford WD17 3EY
    0300 123 4045

  • HM Coroner
    01707 292707


  • Lister Hospital
    01438 314333

  • Hertford Couty Hospital
    01438 314333

  • New QEII Hospital
    01438 314333

  • Watford General Hospital
    01923 244366

  • Hemel Hempstead Hospital
    01442 213141

  • St Albans City Hospital
    01727 866122

  • Barnet Hospital
    020 82164600

Help lines

  • Citizens Advice Bureau
    For Hertfordshire
    03444 111 444

  • 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.