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Births, deaths, marriages and civil partnerships

We can help you with the legal formalities and registration process.

Advice and Information

Giving notice to marry or form a civil partnership

If you wish to get married or form a civil partnership in a religious or civil ceremony, you will need to give notice at the Register Office.

Book your ceremony

Find out about the venues in the borough licensed for non-religious weddings and civil partnerships.

Citizenship ceremonies

New citizens would normally be expected to book their citizenship ceremony within three months of being sent an invitation from the Home Office.

Copy certificates

We have temporarily suspended our copy certificate service.

Marriages and civil partnerships

Find out what changes have been made to marriage and civil partnership ceremonies due to COVID-19.

Registering a birth

Book an appointment to register a birth and find out what changes we have made to the service due to the outbreak of COVID-19.

Deaths

This section takes you through the arrangements you may have to make when someone dies, and gives information on the support you can get.

Records

We keep records of the births, marriages, civil partnerships and deaths registered in the borough from 1837 to the present.

Getting to the Register Office

Find out how to find the Register Office and the transport options available.

Performance

​This page outlines what you can expect from the registration service. You can also find out how we are performing within our service.

Search burial and cremation records online

We manage nearly 400,000 burial and cremation records. You can search them all online using a service called Deceased Online.

Fees

See charges for certificates, ceremonies, corrections and more.

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