Access to deceased person's records
To make a request for access to the personal information of a deceased person held by the Council, you will need to provide us with the following information:
Details of the deceased person:
- full name and any other names they were known by
- date and place of birth
- date of death
- last known address
Your information including your name and a return address (postal or electronic). If you are not a personal representative of the deceased and cannot supply the information for a voluntary disclosure, we will consider your request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.
To consider a voluntary disclosure, we will also need proof that you are the personal representative of the deceased person. This will be restricted to one of the following:
- certified copy of the grant of probate
- certified copy of letters of administration
In addition, we will need a signed, dated, and addressed letter of authority from all other personal representatives authorising disclosure to you (if relevant).
Freedom of Information Act 2000
If you are not a personal representative of the deceased or cannot supply the information for a voluntary disclosure, we will consider your request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.
Email the Customer Services Team
Post: Customer Services Team, West D, County Hall, Lewes, BN7 1UE
Please let us know if there are any adjustments we can make for you in order to receive information from us or enable you to contact us.
If you need a copy of the information above in a different format such as large print, coloured background, Braille or in a different language then please contact us; we will be happy to help.
Phone: 01273 482913
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