Register a death


Urgent death registrations

East Sussex Register Offices are open between 9am and 5pm daily, excluding weekends and bank holidays.

Telephone 0345 60 80 198 during these hours or book online for an appointment to register a death.

In the event of an emergency which cannot wait until we are next open, telephone 01273 33 70 40.

  • This telephone line is only monitored outside of office hours.
  • We cannot authorise a burial or cremation until the doctor or coroner has certified the death.
  • If your call goes to voicemail, please leave your name and phone number. The Registrar on duty will call you back as soon as possible.
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