Order death certificates

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Delivery of certificate orders may be delayed due to reduced postal services.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Order copies of death certificates for deaths registered in East Sussex, excluding Brighton & Hove.

Certificates are only available after the death has been registered by a family member or other qualified informant.

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If your certificate order is urgent, we recommend using our ‘Next Day Service’ as detailed below.

Ordering death certificates
Service level What is included Total price
Statutory Service Order processed within 15 working days Certificate sent via 2nd class post on the 15th working day* £11
Statutory Service Order processed within 24 hours Monday to Friday (excluding weekends and bank holidays) Certificate sent via 1st class post on the next working day* £35

*Posted certificates are subject to Royal Mail delivery times in addition to the stated time frame.

  • Please keep your order reference as you will need to quote it if there is a problem with your order. Call us on 0345 60 80 198 if something goes wrong.
  • Your certificate(s) will be sent to the cardholder’s billing address.
  • For the purposes of Public Protection and Counter Fraud, there are some additional restrictions on applications for the certificate of the death of a child. <-- to link
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If the death was registered outside East Sussex