Death certificates

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 Kent Libraries, Registration and Archives on 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

You can apply in person by visiting the Mansion House Certificate Centre in Tunbridge Wells:

Grove Hill Road,Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN1 1EP.

You should make an appointment by calling the Certificate Centre on 03000 41 93 00.

You need to pay for your certificate/s before we can process your application. Payments can be made by:

  • cheque or postal order made payable to Kent County Council
  • debit or credit card
  • cash can be accepted in person.

Death certificate

  • issued on the day of registration: £4
  • issued after the registration from a complete register, order processed within 5 working days and sent by 1st class post: £10

Other fees

  • express service for certificates, order processed on the same day if ordered before 3.30pm (excluding weekend and bank holidays) and sent 1st class post: £38
  • special delivery options are available on request in person or you can request online
  • handling fee: £1 (in addition to cost of certificates and applies to all certificates purchased).

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.