Deaths reported to the coroner
An inquest is an enquiry by a coroner into the cause of death and its circumstances.
In Kent, coroners are responsible for carrying out these enquiries in partnership with Kent County Council.
GOV.UK have a guide to coroner services and coroner investigations for more information on the process.
If you have been asked to attend an inquest you can get support and guidance for bereaved people from the Coroners Court Support Service.
Kent inquest dates and contact details
Find out when inquests are being held in Kent and the coroner's contact details for that area.
Coroners' records are held at the Kent History and Library Centre in Maidstone. These records are available after 75 years. To access these records use the Kent Archives and Local History Service online catalogue. If you require further assistance email firstname.lastname@example.org.
If the records are from within the past 75 years then email KentandMedwayAdmin@kent.gov.uk.
Notice for press
Coroners courts remain operational during the pandemic and are open to both the public and the press.