Register a Death

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 either:

  • the Civic Centre in Victoria Avenue
  • 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 available. They 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 offices you can either:

We also offer the "Tell Us Once" service which can help you notify the following when someone dies:

  • local and national government departments
  • DVLA
  • Passport Office

For more information please contact our Registration Services team.

Contact Births, Deaths and Marriages

Telephone: 01702 215009

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