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Dudley Citizenship & Registration Services

The service provides for the statutory registration of births, deaths, marriages and civil partnerships in the registration district of Dudley Metropolitan Borough. The Register Office is located at Priory Hall, Priory Park, Dudley DY1 4EU. A registrar is also available, by appointment only, to register births and deaths at Stourbridge Registration Office, Thomas Robinson Building, Cemetery Road, Stourbridge DY9 8AN and Dudley Council Plus, 259 Castle Street, Dudley, DY1 1LQ.

Directions to registration offices

Please note that payment is by debit or credit card for all our products and services. Thank you

Register a Birth

A birth must be registered in the registration district where the baby was born. If your baby was born in Russells Hall Hospital or elsewhere within the Dudley Borough, this can be at Dudley Council Plus, Dudley Register Office or Stourbridge Registration Office. Please call 0300 555 2345 to arrange an appointment.

You can choose to use our tell us once service when registering the birth.

Re-Register a Birth

To re-register your child's birth following the marriage of the natural parents or to add the natural father's details to the birth please visit Adding a Father's name to a Birth Certificate where you can download an application form.

Completed application forms should be posted to Dudley Register Office, Priory Hall, Priory Park, Dudley DY1 4EU along with required certificates. Please include a contact number and email address so that we can contact you to arrange an appointment once we have processed your application.

Register a Death

A death must be registered in the registration district in which it took place and should be done within 5 days of the death.

If the death occurred within the Dudley Borough, this can be at Dudley Council Plus, Dudley Register Office or Stourbridge Registration Office. Please book an appointment online or call 0300 555 2345.

You can choose to use our tell us once service when registering the death.

Marriage and Civil Partnership

Couples wishing to marry or register a civil partnership in the Dudley Borough can choose to hold a ceremony at Priory Hall or the Thomas Robinson Building. Priory Hall is located within Priory Park and the venue offers fantastic photograph opportunities. The Wollescote Suite is in our exciting new venue, in the Thomas Robinson Building (formerly Lye and Wollescote Chapels).

Notice of Marriage and Civil Partnership

In order to give a notice, both of you must have lived in a registration district in England or Wales for at least seven clear days immediately before giving notice. Each of you will give your own notice, but you can attend together if you live in the same registration district although you will still give your notices individually. If you live in different registration districts, you will need to give notice separately in your own area.

To avoid any inconvenience for couples, most register offices work by appointment. Therefore you are strongly advised to telephone the register office for the district where you live before going there. Staff is then able to check your details carefully and advise you properly about which documents you will need to produce when giving your notice of intention.

To arrange an appointment to give notice in the Dudley borough (Dudley borough residents only) please call

Dudley register office on 01384 815373. Our phone lines are quieter in the afternoons. If you have difficulty contacting Dudley Citizenship & Registration Services please email giving us a daytime phone number and we will call you.

Important - The notice fee (£35 for each notice) will be taken when the appointment is booked by credit or debit card. For your convenience, we offer some out of hours appointments on Saturdays and Thursday evenings. There is an additional charge of £20 for an out of hours appointment.

Certificates and fees

The fastest way to obtain birth, marriage, civil partnership and death certificates is to apply and pay online.

If you prefer you can download certificate application forms and apply by post enclosing a cheque or postal order payable to Dudley MBC.

The current statutory fee for a certificate is £11.

Birth, Marriage and Death Search

Search for Birth, Marriage or Death records held in the Dudley Metropolitan Borough from 1837 up to 2006 inclusive.

Change of Name Deed

deed poll service is available at Dudley Register Office for anyone wishing to change their name.

Citizenship Ceremonies

A person can apply to the Home Office to become a British Citizen. The naturalisation process requires successful applicants to attend a citizenship ceremony.

Successful applicants should contact to arrange their ceremony.

Correcting Errors

When registering a birth, marriage, civil partnership or death you will be asked to check that the information has all been recorded correctly by the registrar before you sign the register confirming it to be accurate. Once signed a legal record is created that cannot be changed other than by the legal correction process. If afterwards you notice that there is an error in the information recorded, it may be possible to get it corrected, however you will need to pay the statutory correction fee and supply suitable evidence to request a correction.

European Union Settlement Scheme

If you are a European Union (EU) citizen, you and your family will be able to apply to get either settled or pre-settled status.

This will mean you can continue living in the UK after 31 December 2020, you will have until 30 June 2021 to apply for either settled or pre-settled status.

More information about Dudley MBC EU Settlement Scheme can be found on the dedicated EUSS web page.