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.

Read more about the role of the coroner and what happens following a death (PDF, 171.4 KB)

GOV.UK have a guide to coroner services and coroner investigations for more information on the process.

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

Coroners' records, dating back to the 16th century, are held at the Kent History and Library Centre in Maidstone. These records are normally available after 100 years. If you would like access to these records please contact the coroner from the relevant area in Kent.

You can also access some pre-1900 records online using the Kent Archives and Local History Service online catalogue. If you require further assistance please email