The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust


Registering a death


Once you have collected the medical certificate of cause of death (MCCD) you should register the death as soon as possible (normally within five working days of the death).

When staff from the Bereavement Services team contact you to tell you that the MCCD has been completed they will give you a unique reference number and inform you that you can contact the Leeds City Council Registrars on 0113 222 4408 to make an appointment to register the death.

The main Register Office for Leeds is located at 2 Great George Street in Leeds city centre. There are also several satellite offices where you can register a death, these are; Armley, Chapeltown, Dewsbury Road, Garforth, Harehills, Middleton, Morley, Pudsey, Rothwell, Wetherby and Yeadon.

On Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays there are appointments available to register deaths at St James's University Hospital. If there are appointments available on these days we will offer you one when we call you to inform you that the medical certificate of cause of death is available so that you can collect the certificate and register the death at the same location.

For more information about who can register a death and what you will need to take with you please visit the Leeds City Council Registrars website by clicking here.