Death certificates

Our Certificate Centre is running a limited service and certificates will be issued as soon as we are able.

The centre is closed for face to face appointments.

Apply for copies of a death certificate or search for death certificates online.

You can apply online, by phone, by post or in person. We'll post your certificate/s within 10 working days. Certificates can't be emailed or collected in person.

Apply online

You can order certificates online for deaths registered in Kent and Bexley and we will post them to you.

Apply by phone

Call 03000 41 93 00 and ask for the Certificate Centre.

The centre is open 9am to 4:45pm Monday to Friday (Thursday 10am to 4:45pm only).

Apply by post

Download an application form (PDF, 775.3 KB).

Post a completed application form to:

The Certificate Centre, Kent County Council, Births, Deaths, Marriages and Partnerships, 39 Grove Hill Road, Tunbridge Wells, Kent TN1 1EP.

Apply in person

The centre is currently closed for applications requested in person.

  • issued on the day of registration: £11
  • issued after the registration, order processed within 5 working days and sent 2nd class post: £11

How to pay

  • cheque or postal order made payable to Kent County Council
  • debit or credit card

Other fees

  • express service for certificates issued on the day of application before 3pm and sent 1st class post: £35

If you don't know the required information to complete the application you can:

  • use our online search tool to search for a death certificate
  • visit the Certificate Centre: Grove Hill Road,Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN1 1EP to search birth entries held there. You must make an appointment before visiting. You can call the Certificate Centre to book an appointment on 03000 41 93 00. There is a fee to view the information in a certificate
  • visit The British Library which provides free public access to the General Register Office (GRO) in microfiche format. A full set of the entries can also be found at Birmingham Central Library, Bridgend Reference Library, City of Westminster Archives Centre, Manchester City Library, Newcastle City Library and Plymouth Central Library. It is not possible to buy a birth certificate from these locations.