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For the Courts Service to complete its move from the existing location over to the former Magistrates/Family Court building, new communication lines are being installed. The work will mean the area currently reserved for wedding cars down the side of the register office will be out of use. There may also be either no access or restricted access via the Preston Street entrance. The work will be disruptive and noisy, which will unavoidably cause some customer inconvenience. The work will take place between Sunday 24 June and Thursday 28 June.
Please note that from Monday 25th September, payments for registrars services and certificates will be by card only
You can use our online booking system to book your appointment. It's quick and simple and should only take a few minutes.Book online now »
If you don't want to book online, you can call 0345 678 9016 to book an appointment through our customer service centre. Check the location and usual opening hours for each registration service point.
If you need help out of hours (this includes weekends and bank holidays) with an emergency death registration (for those with particular cultural or religious beliefs), please contact your funeral director. For an out-of-hours request for a registrar general’s licence for marriage or civil partnership (where one party is seriously ill and not expected to recover), please contact your GP, hospital administrator or chaplain.
Although registration officers will make every effort to see people who turn up without appointments, there are no guarantees that they will be seen in less than an hour as appointments take priority.