When someone dies it can be a stressful and upsetting time. In this section there is information and guidance aimed at helping you through the registration process.
All deaths in Scotland must be registered within 8 days.
If the event took place outwith Scotland it must be registered in the country the death occurred.
In Glasgow we operate an appointment system for all death registrations.
Please allow sufficient time to arrange an appointment. You can make an appointment by using our online booking system. Appointments are available Monday - Friday with the exception of Public Holidays.
The office is located at:
45 John Street
The death can be registered by:
You must be 16 years of age to act as a qualified informant.
For more information please visit NRS - Deaths
The preferred method of payment at the service desk is by debit/credit card. Registration staff will be unable to accept cash payments. However, you will be able to pay for transactions involving cash/cheque at a separate cash office within the service desk.
Once the death has been registered the registrar will notify the electoral registration service, council tax and other local council services that the deceased may have used.
Once you have registered the death with a registrar, you will be given the option to use Tell Us Once.
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You should aim to arrive at the Service Desk in time for your appointment. If you are late we may not be able to accommodate you, your appointment will be rescheduled.
When you schedule an appointment, you will receive a confirmation email. This email also includes instructions on how to cancel or reschedule your appointment.
We only have a limited number of appointments that we can offer each day. If you arrange an appointment and are unable to attend, please ensure that you cancel or reschedule your appointment.