Register a Death

Due to staff sickness we are currently unable to offer appointments at Southend University Hospital. Death appointments can still be booked at the Civic Centre, Victoria Avenue, Southend-on-Sea.  Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience caused.

Deaths within the Borough are normally registered within five days at the Register Office, unless there is a Coroner's investigation, which may take longer

You should register a death in the district where it occurred.

How to register a death that occurred in Southend

You can register a death either at:

  • the Civic Centre in Victoria Avenue, or
  • Southend University Hospital in Prittlewell Chase

In either case, you should make an appointment. Appointments are available all day at the hospital and are usually available in the afternoons at the Civic Centre.

Please note that the car park at the Civic Centre has 4 dedicated parking spaces on the left hand side as you come into the car park. The charge is £1 for the first hour. 

If you are booking your appointment at Southend University Hospital 2 free car parking spaces are located by the building on the right hand side when using the second entrance (original main entrance to the hospital).

To book an appointment to register a death at one of our registration offices you can:

We also offer the "Tell Us Once" service which can help you notify local and national government departments, the DVLA and the Passport Office when someone dies.

For more information please contact our Registration Services.

Page last updated: 31/10/2018