Should the doctor feel unable to issue a certificate of cause of death, the Coroner will be notified. In these cases the coroner issues a certificate in place of the doctor’s certificate and sends it to the Registrars office to enable you to register the death.
It is important to remember that if a post-mortem examination is required, a minimum of five working days should be allowed before the date of the funeral service.
When registering the death, the Coroners certificate (pink) which will replace the medical certificate (C) will be delivered to the Registrar. You should then make your appointment with the registrars office.
For cremation, the registrar will not issue a green certificate. The Coroner will issue a Coroners Order (form 6 – Yellow) for cremation.
We will collect the certificate from the Coroners on your behalf.