Shropshire Council

Changes to our registration services during lockdown

04 November 2020 Last updated at 03:07

In order to meet the restrictions imposed by the national lockdown for England from 5 November 2020, we have had to reorganise our services to take account of the closure of a number of the buildings from within which Shropshire Council’s Registration Service operate.

From 5 November until the end of the lockdown period (2 December 2020) Face to Face appointments will be held only at the Shropshire Register Office, Shirehall, Shrewsbury SY2 6ND.

Appointments to register births

Residents of the Shropshire Council area or parents whose baby was born within the Shropshire Council area can make an appointment to register a birth.  Appointments will be held on Mondays and Tuesdays.

Appointments to give notice of marriage or civil partnership

Residents of the Shropshire Council Area whose marriage or civil partnership is planned to take place within a rolling 3 month period will be able to make an appointment to be seen on a Thursday and Friday only.

If your ceremony is not intended to take place within 3 months you will be asked to call back after the lifting of the national lockdown restrictions.

Where one or both parties are subject to immigration control, only those who are resident in either Shropshire or Telford and Wrekin and intending to have their ceremony within the next 3 months will be able to be seen. 

Appointments can be made over the telephone by calling 0345 678 9016.

For couples living outside of Shropshire or Telford & Wrekin, please see the list of other registration offices who are able to assist.

Registration of deaths

There is no change to the current arrangements for the registration of a death which has occurred in the Shropshire Council area.  Deaths are registered by appointment over the telephone with a registrar. In the event that you are bereaved, please speak with the doctor or hospital to find out when they will issue the medical certificate of cause of death and then contact the register office on 0345 678 9016 to arrange a telephone appointment.

Marriages and civil partnership ceremonies

Marriages and civil partnership ceremonies cannot take place during the national lockdown, all couples with ceremonies booked during this period have been contacted.  There are some exceptions to this, if you or your partner are terminally ill and need to marry or enter into a civil partnership as a matter of urgency, please contact us by telephoning 0345 678 9016.

We are still able and willing to take bookings for weddings ceremonies to take place after the end of this lockdown period, please contact us in the usual way either by email registrars@shropshire.gov.uk or phoning 0345 678 9016.