Registrars

The Moray area is covered by one Registration District. The district covers the areas of Elgin, Buckie, Forres and Keith and Upper Speyside. For more information on how to contact the offices of the Registrars, please follow this link to the Moray Council website. Contact details of Registrars in Moray.

Registering a death

A death must be registered within 8 days. A death can be registered either in the registration district where it takes place or in the registration district where the deceased person had a current home address (only if the usual residence is in Scotland).

A death can be registered by:-

  • Any relative of the deceased;

  • Any person present at the death;

  • The deceased's executor or other legal representative;

  • The occupier, at the time of death, of the premises where the death took place; and

  • If there is no person as above, anyone having knowledge of the particulars to be registered.

For more detailed information please follow the link help on registering a death which takes you to the Moray Council website.