Death certificates for East Sussex – order copies

You can buy copies here of death certificates for deaths registered in East Sussex, this does not include deaths that were registered in the city of Brighton & Hove.

You can either order them online or by post.

If you’re ordering online

To order a copy of a certificate fill out the online death certificate form (link below), selecting the registration office that the death was registered in.

Order online

Payment should be made by credit or debit card and will be collected on our behalf by WorldPay. Once you have submitted your order and we have verified that it is correct, you will automatically link through to the WorldPay website to add your card details. WorldPay is a secure website.

Once your payment has cleared you will be given an order reference. Please keep a note of this as you will need to quote it if there is a problem with your order. If there is a problem with your order, contact the relevant registration office.

Your certificate(s) will be sent to the cardholder’s address.

If you’re ordering by post

To order a copy of a death certificate, fill out the form below and forward it to the registration office where the birth was registered. If you are unsure, please send your completed forms to East Sussex Register Office.

There are two ways to pay:

  • If you are ordering by post, please include a postal order for the correct amount. We do not accept personal cheques.


Copies cost £10 each plus £1 for postage and packaging. (Online orders have an additional £1 convenience fee.) They are despatched within five working days of receiving your request.

There will be an additional charge of £15 per order if you want us to process your order as a priority on the same working day. (Orders received after 2pm will be processed on the next working day.)

Three ways to complete this form

Do it online Print, write and post (Acrobat format – 168k) Type, sign and post (Rich text format – 439k)

If the death was registered outside East Sussex

Please visit the General Register Office website to find out how to order certificates online through them or other local offices.

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