Book an appointment to register

If someone dies within the Medway Council area you need to register the death with us at the Medway Register Office.

A death should be registered within 5 days.

Registrations are made in person. If you are unable to attend the Medway Register Office you can attend your local register office within England or Wales and make a declaration which will be posted to us in Medway. 

The general practitioner, hospital, hospice or coroner will email the cause of death certificate to the register office, so you do not need to collect it before registering. 

We will phone the named next of kin. If you do not hear from us, it may be that we have not been given your details. If this is the case, you can book an appointment to register a death in Medway by phoning 01634 338 998.

Registrations are by appointment and can be made for between 9.30am and 3pm, Monday to Friday.

Tell Us Once service

After someone dies you will need to notify many organisations and departments. At your appointment the registrar will give you details of the Tell Us Once service.

This service can help you report the death to a range of local and central government organisations in one go.