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What to do following a death

The government’s website contains suitable advice and information to assist you following the death of a loved one:

  • what to do after a death
  • benefits, property and money
  • wills and probate

Registering a death

A death must be registered in the register office for the area/ region/ district where it occurred.

The Register Office for Cambridge and South Cambridgeshire is located at:

Castle Lodge
Shire Hall
Castle Hill
Cambridge CB3 OAP

Open Monday to Friday, 9am to 4pm – by appointment only.

Online appointments can be made via Cambridgeshire County Council’s Registration Booking System.

Call 01223 717401
Email to make an appointment

Further information about registering a death can be found at

Useful local contacts

  • Cambridgeshire coroner’s office – telephone 0345 045 1364
  • Contact the Cambridge branch of CRUSE for bereavement counselling and advice on 01223 633536
  • Cambridgeshire County Council death and bereavement – information on registering a death, and dealing with associated issues