Richard Green Funeral Service

Independent Family Funeral Director and Memorial Masons

Registering a Death

Once the Medical Certificate has been sent to the Registrar we will advise you to make an appointment to register the death. If a Coroner is involved, they will advise you as to when the registration can take place.

Local Registrar Office Details
Ideally, the death should be registered at the Registrar’s Office in the district where the person died. However, if this is inconvenient you can register at another Office out of the district. The Registrar will then complete a form of declaration which is sent to the local Registration Office. This procedure can often delay funerals by a few days.

You will need to either book online or telephone to make an appointment to register the death.

East Sussex – 0345 60 80 198 or [online]

West Sussex – 01243 642122 or [online]

Kent – 03000 41 51 51 or [online]

Out of Area – find the correct Registrar Office [here]

The registrar will require the following information about the deceased:

• Full name
• Any names previously used (e.g. maiden name)
• Date and place of birth
• Last address
• Occupation
• Marital status
• Full name, date of birth and occupation of a surviving or late spouse/civil partner
• Whether the deceased was in receipt of a State Pension or any other benefits.

The Registrar will issue a Death Certificate plus as many certified copies as you require at your appointment (which you must attend in person), so you will need a debit or credit card to make payment for these. (Copies of the death certificate may need to be given to banks etc. in order to close accounts). The Registrar will also send a “Certificate for Burial or Cremation” commonly known as the “green form” directly to the Funeral Director by email. Occasionally, they may give the green form to you to pass to the Funeral Director. This form is required in order to proceed with the funeral arrangements.

Registered Office
125 High Street, Uckfield,
East Sussex TN22 1RN

Branch Office
170 High Street, Lewes,
East Sussex BN7 1YE

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