What to Do

What to do when someone dies

It is normal for people to be unsure of what to do after a bereavement. We recommend that you contact us as soon as possible following the death to seek advice and we can take you through the initial steps.

If you know that a death is imminent, you can contact us to ask questions, or to start making some tentative arrangements.

The following flowchart is based on local information and may differ in other areas of the country. Please contact us if you are unsure of your next steps. Additional information can be found here.


What to do when someone dies

Coroner's Office: 02392 688327

Registry Offices (Fareham & Gosport): 0300 555 1392

Registry Office (Portsmouth): 02392 829041

For more information about registering a death please click here.