Registering a death that happened in East Sussex
Registering a death during Covid-19:
- Deaths are currently registered by phone
- You fill out an online form or call to make an appointment, and a registrar will call you
- There are more instructions for how to register a death in East Sussex here
When you register the death, you will be asked for:
- The medical certificate.
- The deceased person’s medical card.
- Any benefit books.
- The deceased person’s marriage certificate, if there is a surviving spouse or civil partner.
You will also be asked for the following information about the deceased person:
- First name, surname and any maiden name.
- Date and place of death.
- Last permanent address.
- Date and place of birth (a copy of their birth certificate is helpful).
- Occupation and name/occupation/date of birth of any surviving spouse or civil partner. Details of benefit being claimed, including State and private pension income.
The registrar will issue a death certificate. If the deceased person had financial dealings with a number of organisations including banks, building societies and insurance companies, you may find it useful to obtain additional copies. Many companies will require a certified copy of the death certificate when they are advised of the death.
Hookstead, Goldsmiths Ave, Crowborough TN6 1RH
Town Hall, Grove Road, Eastbourne BN21 4UG
Town Hall, Queens Rd, Hastings TN34 1QR
Southover Grange, Southover High St, Lewes BN7 1TP
For Eastbourne & Weald
For Hastings & Rother
Eastbourne District General Hospital
Royal Sussex County Hospital
Princess Royal Hospital
Citizens Advice Bureau
Eastbourne, Hastings, Lewes, Rother and Wealden
03444 111 444
Freephone 116 123
Cruse Bereavement Care
If you’re struggling, you may find the following websites offer useful resources, advice and support groups for coping with grief and loss.
- The Samaritans – help for anyone dealing with any type of loss or issue.
- Cruse Bereavement Care – for support after a loss.
- Hope Again – for young people needing support following a loss.
- Widowed and Young – for younger people who have lost a partner.
- Macmillan – for support following a loss through cancer.
- Marie Curie – for support following a loss through a terminal illness.
- The Lullaby Trust – for support for those following an unexpected loss of a baby or young child.
- SANDS – for support following a loss through stillbirth or neonatal passing.
- Winston’s Wish – advice for anyone supporting bereaved children.
- Childhood Bereavement Network – a hub for anyone supporting bereaved children.