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Births, deaths, marriages and civil partnerships

Marriages and civil partnerships  - 28 days notice 

From Saturday 28 February 2015 you must give a minimum of 28 days notice to get married or have a civil partnership. 

If you don't give 28 days notice, you may need to postpone your marriage or civil partnership. You can give notice up to a year before the date of your marriage or civil partnership.

Essential maintenance

There will be severe disruptions to our registration service on Wednesday 1, Thursday 2 and possibly Friday 3 April 2015.  


We can only register a death when you make a booking booking for a cremation or burial on Wednesday 1, Thursday 2 or Friday 3 April 2015. For all other death registrations, please call us to make an appointment to register from Wednesday 8 April onwards. We will be closed on Easter Monday 6 April, but we're open on Easter Tuesday from 9.30am to 12 noon for the registration of deaths only. We advise that you make an appointment but it's not essential.


We are unable to register any births on Wednesday 1, Thursday 2 or Friday 3 April 2015. We are closed on Easter Monday and Easter Tuesday. We will be open as normal on Wednesday 8 April. You have 42 days to register the birth.

Marriages and civil partnerships

If you're having a religious marriage, we will be able to issue your schedule. For all other marriage and civil partnership queries, please call us for advice.


Please call us for advice.

Contact us
Births, deaths, marriages and civil partnerships
028 9027 0274
Registrar's office
Belfast City Hall