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When a sudden death occurs the Coroner will be informed and a post-mortem examination carried out. We are in regular contact with the Coroner’s office and therefore able to keep you informed of any development. Involvement of the Coroner will not normally prevent the funeral arrangements from being made.
If the death has been reported to the Coroner, the Registrar cannot complete the registration until the Coroner’s office has issued the necessary certificates directly to the Registrar concerned.
If a Coroner’s Inquest is deemed necessary, it is NOT necessary to register the death – this will be done directly by the Coroner following the final inquest.
To make and appointment with the Registrar following a Post Mortem the Coroner will advise you further when this can be done.
Norfolk County Council provide a service called ‘Tell Us Once’ to make it easier for you to tell all the different government departments and local authority services that need to know about a birth or death that happened in Norfolk.
Please see ‘Registration During Covid-19‘ for registration details during the current pandemic.