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Births, deaths, marriages and civil partnerships

Due to the coronavirus pandemic and in line with government guidelines, all Derbyshire Registration Offices are currently running a reduced service.


We are continuing to register deaths but registration of births has been temporarily stopped.

To register a death or still-birth

Please telephone one of our offices to arrange a telephone appointment to register a death or still-birth. 

Birth registration appointments

We are unable to register births at this time. However the legal requirement for you to register your baby within 42 days is not being upheld during this unprecedented situation.

You can still apply to claim Child Benefit or Universal Credit without a birth certificate.

You can also register your new baby with a doctor without providing a birth certificate if you have the child’s red book or their NHS number.

Marriages, civil partnerships or other ceremonies

These can’t take place until further notice as directed by the government. Once the situation becomes clearer, we will reschedule ceremonies for those who had made bookings with us prior to 23 March 2020.

Once we've done that, we will be in a position to take new ceremony bookings.

Notice of marriage and notice of civil partnership appointments

These are not available at this time. We will update this website when we have further information.

Citizenship ceremonies

Due to the coronavirus outbreak the period to book your citizenship ceremony has been extended to 6 months and will remain under constant review. Usually you would be expected to book your citizenship ceremony within 3 months of being sent an invitation from the Home Office.

The Home Office have confirmed that delays due to the coronavirus outbreak will not affect your application.