Registering a Death

Registering a Death in the Dublin Area

Where to register:

Civil Registration Service, Joyce House, 8/11 Lombard Street East, Dublin 2.
Opening Hours: 09.30-16:30, Mon- Fri (through lunch), Phone: 01 8638200


  1. If someone passes away following a long term illness.

If a death occurs following a long term illness a post-mortem is usually not required.  Depending where the death occurs (hospital/ hospice/ nursing home/ at home), either the GP or the medical records department of a hospital/ hospice will issue the next-of-kin with a Death Notification Form (DNF). This is not the Death Certificate. The next-of-kin is then required to bring this form to the Registrar's Office along with there own personal identifaction. 


  1. If someone passes away unexpectedly.

If a death occurs unexpectedly a post-mortem is usually required. The results of which are passed on to the Coroner. The Coroner will then send the medical paperwork to the Registrar's Office. This process can take up to 12 weeks. However, the coroner can issue an interim death certificate if required. 


When obtaining the Death Certificate, we would advise to request a numberof copies, as it is required for a number of tasks.