We know there is a lot to organise when someone dies.
If you are a member of the family, the executor, the solicitor or simply a friend, who is dealing with the estate of the deceased, please contact us to let us know.
You can contact us on 01279 446655 or visit us in person at the Civic Centre.
You will need to bring an original copy of the death certificate when you come in - we will make a copy.
You can register a death on the Essex County Council website
Once you inform us, we will update our records for:
- Council Tax
- housing and garages
- voting and elections
- bins and recycling
For advice on applying for Council Tax exemption, look at our Council Tax section
For advice on ending your tenancy, look at our council tenant section
Bereavement related benefits
When someone dies there may be bereavement related benefits and payments that you may be eligible for: