Registering a Death
Information regarding Registering a Death including who can register a death and which types of death need reporting to the coroner.
Information about arranging funerals and cremations.
North Kesteven District Council has a responsibility to look after closed churchyards and works to maintain them.
Coroners are officers appointed by the Council to investigate any sudden or unexplained death.
Information provided by Lincolnshire Registration Serivces on historical searches.
Information on how to register a still-birth provided by Lincolnshire Registration Services.
Sometimes, when a person dies, there is no-one available to take responsibility for arranging their funeral.
If it often assumed that cremations can only be carried out by a funeral director. However this is not correct.
If someone dies abroad you may be able to bring their body back to England or Wales.
If you wish to exhume buried or cremated remains, a Home Office licence is usually required.
A funeral director will estimate the cost of the service before you are asked to sign an authorisation for him or her to proceed.
Before ordering a memorial, you should ask the funeral director for advice and seek permission from the authority that operates the cemetery.
If you want to take a body to another country for burial you may need a Cadaver Certificate.
Normally, a funeral director will help to make the necessary arrangements for buying a grave.
The time after someone close to you has died can be very hard, and it can be difficult to cope on your own.