What to do after a death

Deaths should normally be registered within 5 days.

Book online or call 0345 60 80 198 for an appointment at an East Sussex register office.

If the death happened outside of East Sussex, you should register in that district. If this is not possible, you can register by declaration with us by calling 0345 60 80 198, but this will delay the process and you will not receive any certificates on the day.

Registering a death

Book online or phone for an appointment to register a death


What to do if you suffer a stillbirth

The Coroner for East Sussex

Inquests and what happens when the coroner investigates a death.

Order death certificates

Order death certificates

When someone dies without leaving a will

Advice on what to do if someone dies without making a will. Includes a list of intestate cases in East Sussex referred to the Crown.