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Surrey Bereavement Guide

Cover of Surrey Bereavement GuideWhen someone dies, there are many decisions and arrangements to be made. Unfortunately these decisions and arrangements are required at a time of great personal distress and sadness.

The Surrey Registration Service realises the difficulties you face at this time and we endeavour to provide a sympathetic, helpful and considerate service to you. Our bereavement guide is intended to offer you help and guidance about some of the things that you need to do from the moment a bereavement occurs, as well as providing details of groups and contacts that may assist you over the next few days and weeks.


  • Once you have registered the death
  • Tell Us Once
  • Probate, property and possessions
  • What you will need to do next
  • Letting organisations know
  • Help and support
  • Useful checklist

Getting your copy of the guide 

The guide is available at the time of registration or you can view a copy of the Surrey Bereavement Guide online.

Please note

The information included in the guide gives general guidance only and should not be treated as a complete and authoritative statement of the law. This publication will be in use from 2014 to 2016 and the information included was correct at the time of going to press.