Deaths, funerals and cremations

It's important to register a death as soon as possible, usually within the first five days.

When you are bereaved, this may feel like a daunting task. These pages will help make it easier for you, as they give all the information you'll need about who can register a death and how to go about it, including the documentation needed. 

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Penmount Crematorium is situated two miles from the city centre of Truro on a secluded country estate.

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All Council cemeteries are open 24hrs a day 7 days a week.  View all of the cemeteries operated by Cornwall Council and a list of the cemetery fees.
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In a small number of cases, where the cause of death is unclear, sudden or unexpected, the doctor, hospital or Registrar will report the death to the Coroner.  Contact the Cornwall Coroners Office, find out about sudden death investigations and what happens before and after an inquest.
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The death of someone close to us is probably the most severe loss we have to cope with.  Find organisations that can offer advice and support and information from the first steps of registering the death to financial matters and coping with your emotions in the bereavement guide.
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