Registering a death

All deaths must be registered with a Registrar of Births and Deaths in the area where the death occurred. They should be registered within five days unless a Coroner is investigating the circumstances of the death.

Where can I register?

Under the new Corona Virus procedures, the registration process will now take place over the telephone only. The doctors involved should send next of kin details to the registrars involved, so they are able to contact you directly, within the set time frame. If they don’t, you will need to make contact yourself, so that you have fulfilled your obligation to contact them within the five days.

If the death occurred in Kent, you may use Kent County Council’s online service at: Alternatively, you can call KCC’s contact centre on 03000 415151.

Cranbrook Library
Carriers Road, Cranbrook
Kent TN17 3JT

Tunbridge Wells Library
Mount Pleasant Road
Tunbridge Wells
Kent TN1 1NS

Tunbridge Wells Gateway
8 Grosvenor Road
Tunbridge Wells
Kent TN1 2AB

Tenterden Gateway
2 Manor Way
High Street
Kent TN30 6HP

Maidstone History and Library Centre
James Whatman Way
Kent ME14 1FP

If the death occurred in East Sussex you can contact the Registration Office on 03456 080198 or online at

Hastings Registration Office
Town Hall
Queens Road
Hastings TN34 1QR

East Sussex
Register Office
Town Hall, Grove Road
Eastbourne BN21 4UG

Lewes Registration Office
Southover Grange
Southover Road
Lewes BN7 1TP

Crowborough Registration
Office Beaconwood
Beacon Road
East Sussex TN6 1AR

Uckfield Library
Library Way
High Street
Uckfield TN22 1AR