Birmingham City Council’s Burial and Cremation Records Service



Who we are and how to contact us is a site operated by Birmingham City Council Bereavement Services (Bereavement Services) (the Website). We are a Local Government and our contact address is Council House, Victoria Square, Birmingham, B1 1BB. Below are our detailed terms and conditions (the Terms) which define your rights responsibilities when using our Website.

By Accessing or using the Website, you are entering into a legally binding Agreement and you confirm that you accept these Terms of use and that you agree to comply with them. If you do not agree to these terms, you must not use our site. We recommend that you print a copy of these terms for future reference.

This Agreement governs your use of the Birmingham City Council, Bereavement Services Burial and Cremation Records website. Your continued use of the Website, including any changes or modifications made by Bereavement Services as permitted above constitutes your binding acceptance of the modified Agreement. If at any time the terms and conditions of this Agreement are no longer acceptable to you, you should immediately cease all use of this website.



Use of Site

External links


Information collected from other websites


Termination of service

Access to restricted records





Bereavement Services operate this Website to offer members of the public the opportunity to purchase historic records in the Bereavement Services records (the Service). The Bereavement Services records are provided through an online database of death records held by Birmingham City Council. These records relate to specific burial sites in the Birmingham area. 

Searching the burial and cremation records database is a free service but only a limited amount of data will be available to view against each record. To access the more detailed information and to view/download the register a charge is applicable, payment of which must be made prior to access to the additional information being granted.


Use of the Site

The Website contains text, graphics, information, data, pictures and other content. All content is owned by and/or copyright protected by Birmingham City Council and may be used only in accordance with this agreement.

By entering the site, you agree that you will access the site and use the content for your own personal purposes and that you will not exploit the site or any of its contents for any commercial purpose.

Any other use of materials on the site (including reproduction for purposes other than for own personal use) and alteration, modification, distribution, or republication without Bereavement Services’ prior written permission is strictly prohibited.


External Links

Bereavement Services is not responsible for the content of external websites.  

The inclusion of a link to an organisation's or individual's website does not constitute an endorsement by Bereavement Services of any product, service, policy or opinion of the organisation or individual. 

This site contains links to non-Bereavement Services’ websites. Bereavement Services is not responsible for the privacy or security practices or the content of such websites.



Birmingham City Council’s Bereavement Services is committed to protecting web users' privacy.

We understand that visitors and users of this website expect privacy in their transactions with us and for their information to be both secure and used only for the purposes for which it is provided as advised by us.


Information collected from website transactions

Unless you specifically provide us with your details, we will not ask for or collect any sensitive information about you (such as gender, marital status, age, race or health information) unless it is necessary to meet legal, public interest or statistical requirements related to and required to complete the transaction you have requested. Provision of this information (except where it is a legal requirement) is completely at your discretion, and you may decide to not provide it to us.

Bereavement Services processes personal data in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998 and the Council's privacy policy, which can be found at

If your information is no longer needed by us, we will take all reasonable steps to permanently remove personal identification from the information collected about you.

Bereavement Services reserves the right to automatically record any information that comes through its site as well. This information is used to improve the structure and performance of this website in order to provide you with better services. Whenever a page is requested from our web server, we record the time, date and URL of the request, along with information on the browser software that is being used.



Any correspondence received from you, whether by email or otherwise, will be treated as a public record. It will be handled in accordance with our privacy policy referenced above.

We will not add any details from your email to a mailing list and we will not disclose these details to third parties unless permitted or required by law. Our Internet service provider monitors email traffic for system trouble shooting and maintenance purposes only.

Your email may be forwarded on to various city council officers or relevant third parties acting on behalf or in partnership with Bereavement Services to action, unless your email specifically does not consent to this.


Termination of Service

Bereavement Services reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to restrict, suspend or terminate access to all or any part of the website, at any time, for any reason without prior notice or liability. Bereavement Services may change, suspend or discontinue all or any aspect of the web site at any time, including the availability of any feature, database, or content, without prior notice or liability.


Access to Restricted Records

Many of the records in our database contain personal information about living individuals, such as home addresses of grave owners. In such cases, the publicly accessible records may be redacted for publication on this website. In these cases you will view an image where personal information has been blocked out.



The materials presented on this website/publication are distributed by Birmingham City Council as an information source only. The information and data in this site is subject to change without notice. Birmingham City Council makes no statements, representations, or warranties about the accuracy or completeness of, and you should not rely on, any information contained in this website/publication. Birmingham City Council disclaims all responsibility and all liability (including without limitation, liability in negligence) for all expenses, losses, damages and costs you might incur as a result of the information on this website/publication being inaccurate or incomplete in any way, and for any reason. In particular, we shall not be liable for any damages that we cause unintentionally and we shall not be liable to you for any of the following types of loss or damage, whether in contract, tort (including negligence) or otherwise (whether such loss or damage was foreseeable, known or otherwise): (i) loss of revenue; (ii) loss of actual or anticipated profits; (iii) loss of the use of money; (iv) loss of anticipated savings; (v) loss or corruption of, or damage to, data, systems or programs; or (vi) any indirect or consequential loss or damage howsoever caused, provided that nothing in these Terms will be interpreted so as to limit or exclude any liability which may not be excluded or limited by law.

Birmingham City Council makes no warranties that the information in this publication is free of infection by computer viruses or other contamination.

Content accessed by following links provided in this website/publication is in no way controlled or approved by Birmingham City Council. No responsibility is taken for the consequences of viewing and relying on such content.




These Terms and any disputes arising out of or relating to these Terms, the Service or the Websites (including contract, tort, statutory and other claims) shall, to the extent permitted by law, be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of England and Wales and subject to jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales. Your mandatory, statutory consumer rights, including in relation to court jurisdiction, shall be unaffected.


In the event that any term of these Terms is held to be invalid or unenforceable, the remainder of these Terms shall remain valid and enforceable. We can replace ay term which is not valid and enforceable with a term of similar meaning which is valid and enforceable.