Kent Resources

We understand that having to cope with the practicalities following a death can be a daunting and stressful prospect. Below is some useful information for your local area, but do not hesitate to contact us if we can help in any way.

Useful information

Registering a death that happened in Kent

Registering a death during Covid-19:

  • Deaths are currently registered by phone
  • You will need to complete an online form and the registrar will call you back
  • There are more instructions for how to register a death in Kent 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.

Useful contacts

Register offices

  • Ashford
    Ashford Gateway Library, Church Road, Ashford TN23 1AS
    03000 416666

  • Canterbury
    Wellington House, 4 St Stephen's Rd, Canterbury CT2 7RD
    0300 0415050

  • Maidstone
    Mill St, Maidstone ME15 6YE
    01622 752891

  • Ramsgate
    Aberdeen House, 68 Ellington Rd, Ramsgate CT11 9ST
    0300 0411919

  • Medway
    Northgate, Rochester, Kent, ME1 1LS
    01634 338899

  • HM Coroner Kent
    0300 410503


  • William Harvey Hospital
    01233 633331

  • Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother Hospital
    01843 225544

  • Kent and Canterbury Hospital
    01227 766877

  • Buckland Hospital
    01923 244366

  • Royal Victoria Hospital
    01303 850202

  • Maidstone Hospital
    01622 729000

  • Tunbridge Wells Hospital
    01892 823535

  • Medway Maritime Hospital
    01892 823535

Help lines

  • Citizens Advice Bureau
    03444 111 444

  • The Samaritans
    Freephone 116 123

  • Cruse Bereavement Care
    0844 4779400


You can find a more detailed version of this page's content in our printable booklet:

Bereavement Support


If you’re struggling, you may find the following websites offer useful resources, advice and support groups for coping with grief and loss.