What do I need to do if an over 75 TV Licence holder dies?

Firstly, don't worry. Anyone who was living at the address is covered until the free over 75 licence expires.

If the licence holder was living alone

Please tell us the name, address, and licence number (where possible) of the deceased person and we will cancel the free over 75 TV Licence. Don't know your licence number?

There is no refund available because the licence is issued free of charge.

If another person was living with the licence holder as part of their household

The free over 75 TV Licence for the current year will continue to cover anybody who was living with the licence holder as part of their household until the licence expires.

First, please tell us the name, address, and licence number (where possible) of the deceased person. Don't know your licence number?

If anyone else is living at the property we will need to send a reminder to the correct person when the over 75 licence expires and check if they are eligible for a free over 75 TV Licence. Please tell us their:

  • title, initial and last name;
  • date of birth (if over 74);
  • National Insurance number (if over 74).

If no one is living at the property you can contact us to tell us your property is empty and the date when you expect it to be occupied. We will cancel the free over 75 licence and will not send any letters for up to 6 months.

Who can contact us?

In some cases we will require this information from either

  • the executor; or
  • a member of the deceased licence holder's household.

If this applies to you we will let you know when you contact us.

Ways to contact us:

Please contact us (go to step 3 of the form)

Call us on 0300 790 6117*

Write to us at TV Licensing, Darlington, DL98 1TL

*Calls to our 0300 numbers cost no more than a national rate call to an 01 or 02 number, whether from a mobile or landline. If you get inclusive minutes with your mobile, calls to an 0300 number will be included.

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