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City of London Coroner's Court

Contact the Coroner's Court

The Senior Coroner for the City is an independent judicial officer appointed by the City of London Corporation to investigate reported deaths and cases of treasure found within the historic Square Mile of the City of London. There are two Assistant Coroners, who have the same powers as the Senior Coroner.

Registering a death

The City of London has an arrangement with the London Borough of Islington to use its services.

The provisions of the Coronavirus Act 2020 have been commenced by regulation. From Monday 30 March 2020 and for the duration of the pandemic period, deaths will be registered by telephone appointment. If you have been told you can register a death, you should book an appointment to register a death online.

There is no requirement for relatives to collect the Medical Certificate of Cause of Death from the hospital, care home or GP. A scan of both sides of the signed certificate will be sent to the Register Office directly.

There will be no requirement for customers to attend the register office in person. The Islington Register Office will be closed to the public.

The ‘green certificate’ for burial or cremation will be sent electronically to the funeral director, crematorium or cemetery office.

If copies of the death certificate are purchased these will be posted to the applicant.

Jurisdiction

The City of London Coroner's Court serves the historic Square Mile of the City of London only. There are 32 London boroughs, in London, each served by a local coroner's service.

 

Inner North
Borough Court Contact
Camden
Islington
St Pancras Coroner's Court 020 7974 4545

 

Inner North East
Borough Court Contact
Hackney
Tower Hamlets
Poplar Coroner's Court 020 7538 1201

 

North
 Borough Court  Contact
Haringey
Barnet
Brent
Harrow
Enfield
Barnet Coroner's Court 020 8447 7680

 

East
Borough Court Contact
Waltham Forest
Newham
Redbridge
Havering
Barking & Dagenham
Walthamstow Coroner's Court  020 8496 5000

 

Inner South
Borough Court  Contact 
Greenwich
Lambeth
Lewisham
Southwark
Southwark Coroner's Court  020 7525 4200

 

South
Borough Court Contact
Bromley
Bexley
Sutton
Croydon
South London Coroner's Court 020 8313 1883

 

Inner West
Borough Court  Contact 
Westminster
Kensington & Chelsea
Wandsworth
Merton
Westminster Coroner's Court 020 7641 1212

 

West
Borough Court  Contact 
Hillingdon
Ealing
Hounslow
Richmond
Kingston
Hammersmith & Fulham
West London Coroner's Court 020 8753 6800