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Births, deaths, marriages and civil partnerships

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

Lewisham Register Office

Find out what changes we have made to our Register Office in response to COVID-19.

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.

Copy certificates

We can supply certificates for births, deaths, marriage and civil partnerships

Guidance for the Clergy and authorised persons

Marriage certificate and register stock - Closure, return and destruction.

Marriages and civil partnerships

Important changes to giving notice from 1 July 2021 if you or your partner are from outside of the UK.

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.


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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