You need to apply in writing - either filling in the form available below:
Deceased Information Request Form (pdf 200kb opens in new window)
or by letter:
Data Protection Coordinator
Corporate Strategy and Performance
East Riding of Yorkshire Council
or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
To accompany the request we will need proof of identity, proof of address, confirmation the individual is deceased and proof of your entailment to access this information. The proof of identity will often be a passport, driving licence with photograph, or birth certificate, the proof of address needs to be a bank statement or bill dated in the last three months where the address is the same that you wish the information to be sent to.
The confirmation of bereavement needs to be a copy of the death certificate or grant of probate, and the proof of entitlement is listed above in the “Who can make a deceased information request?” section. You can either send a photocopy of these documents through the post or take it in person to any of our customer service centres, where staff will take a copy, sign to verify that it has been seen and return to you. Please do not send us original documents through the post, as we cannot guarantee they will be returned.
Please complete the above form and send with your documents to us (postal address is included in the form). You can also submit your request form or letter at the customer service centre, whilst having your documentation verified.