Historic inquest information

Historic inquest information can be requested from HM Coroner. We have created a guide to help you with the request process, including details you should include in your application.

What information can be disclosed

Information about historic inquests will be released at the discretion of HM Coroner.

The time it will take to receive this historic data depends on the complexity of the request, including factors like the date of death, and whether there is an electronic or paper record.

Make a request

When making a request about a historic inquest, please include the following information:

  • Name of the deceased
  • Date of birth
  • Date of death
  • Where the person died
  • Your relationship to the deceased
  • The reason for your request
  • Your contact information, including your name and address

Request historic inquest information