This section helps to explain the procedures you have to go through. If you need more information or assistance, you can contact any of our offices who will be pleased to help you further. You can also use our online services below.
We also provide a service to help you tell the people who need to know about the death, such as government departments and local council services. You only need to Tell Us Once and we can contact these organisations on your behalf.
There are more options concerning the content of a funeral ceremony and its duration than many people realise. Woodland burial and other green options are increasingly available.
The majority of people choose to make their arrangements through a funeral director, but some people see 'do it yourself' funerals as more personal and less expensive. If this approach appeals, and you have time to research and prepare, do enquire at the cemeteries and crematorium department of your district council for guidance. You could also get information from the Natural Death Centre - see the link below. Some funeral directors are willing to help with such funerals.
Funeral directors will manage funeral arrangements and give advice and support. Check if the funeral director you choose belongs to a trade association. This requires them to provide full information about their services and prices. Please see the links below.
These factors may influence your choice:
Most people would probably require the funeral director to provide the following services as a minimum:
Embalming of the body, viewing of the person who has died, or providing a limousine for mourners are common optional extras.
You can find a range of information about the services we provide by using our online mapping.
Related information from NHS Choices
Dealing with loss
Most people grieve when they lose someone important to them. Grieving can feel unbearable but it's a necessary process. For help and support with grief including dealing with the emotions involved and supporting children, see the Dealing with losspage from NHS Choices.
Carers Direct - bereavement support
When a person you look after dies, you may be not only losing a loved one, but as a carer you may be losing your sense of purpose when your caring role ends. For details of where you can turn to for help and support, see the Bereavement supportpage in the Carers Direct section of NHS Choices.
Harrogate register officeregistrars.harrogate@northyork...
Tel: 0845 034 9480 (for appointments), 0845 034 9482 (for copy certificates)
Fax: 01423 502105
Malton registration firstname.lastname@example.org...
Tel: 0845 034 9483
Fax: 01653 696135
Northallerton registration officeregistrars.northallerton@north...
Tel: 01609 532601 or 2602
Fax: 01609 532096
Richmond registration officeregistrars.richmond@northyorks...
Tel: 0845 034 9485
Fax: 01748 824522
Scarborough registration officeregistrars.scarborough@northyo...
Tel: 0845 034 9486
Fax: 01723 350436
Selby registration email@example.com...
Tel: 0845 034 9487
Fax: 01757 705133
Settle registration office
Please note that as of Tuesday 11 September 2012, the registration office at Castle Hill in Settle is closed. See below for details.
Skipton registration officeregistrars.skipton@northyorks....
Tel: 0845 034 9488
Fax: 01756 709034
Whitby registration firstname.lastname@example.org...
Tel: 0845 034 9489
Fax: 01947 602731