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Coronavirus update

Our Registration Office is currently closed to the public.

Register a death or stillbirth

An electronic system is now in place to register a death or a stillbirth.

Please call our Registration Office on 028 9027 0455 and we will guide you through the process by telephone.

Register a birth

We are unable to register births at this time.

Marriage and civil partnership notices

We are currently only accepting applications for religious and humanist marriage notices by post. 

Weddings and civil partnerships

We have cancelled all weddings or civil partnership ceremonies. We are unable to carry out ceremonies at Belfast City Hall, Belfast Castle, Malone House or at external venues. We are continuing to contact any couples who this affects. 

We are currently not taking any bookings for marriages or civil partnerships. 

 

If you have any queries, please call 028 9027 0455 or email registrar@belfastcity.gov.uk and we will contact you as soon as possible.

Registration office opening hours

You can contact us at the following times:

 Days  Times
Monday to Thursday 
9.30am to 4.15pm
Friday 9.30am to 3.45pm
Saturday and Sunday  Closed 
Public and bank holidays  View holiday arrangements 

Marriages

Get advice on religious marriages, civil marriages, marriage fees and the documents you'll need to get married.

Civil partnerships

Get advice on the fees and the documents you'll need to form a civil partnership.

Approved venues for marriages and civil partnerships

View our list of approved venues and how much it costs to hold your ceremony in these venues. Venue owners can find out how to apply to hold civil marriages and partnership ceremonies.

Copies of certificates

Find out how to order copies of birth, death, marriage and civil partnership certificates.

Births

Find out how to register a birth, who can register and what you'll receive when you register.   

Deaths

Find out how to register a death, who can register and what you'll receive when you register.

Still births

Find out how to register a still birth and check what documents you'll need to bring when you register.

Burial and cremation fees

Get details of all fees relating to burials and cremations.

Burials

Find out how to book a burial in a new or existing grave.

Cremations

View opening hours for City of Belfast Crematorium and find out about the types of cremation services available.


Contact us
Births, deaths, marriages and civil partnerships
028 9027 0455
Registrar's office
Belfast City Hall
Belfast
BT1 5GS