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Births, deaths, marriages and civil partnerships

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

Marriage and civil partnership

Our staff at the Register Office can guide you through the legal formalities of getting married or forming a civil partnership.


Having a baby is an exciting and busy time, and we can help you register the birth quickly and easily.

Order copy certificates

How to get a copy of a certificate for an event registered in Lewisham.


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


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.


​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.


See charges for certificates, ceremonies, corrections and more.

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