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- Who can register a birth
- Where you can register
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Find information you need for marriages including:
- Places to hold your ceremony
- How to give notice of marriage and civil partnership
- Ceremonies abroad
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- Dudley wedding planner
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Find information for deaths, funerals & cremations including:
- Registering a death
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Coronavirus - FAQs
The Register Office remains closed to the public. You can still contact us using the contact form below, by email or by telephone. Comprehensive information can be found on our website.
We are registering deaths and stillbirths by telephone appointment. You do not need to attend the register office to register a death. We are adhering to Government guidance and will update this information as and when the situation changes.
You can go online to www.dudley.gov.uk/register-a-birth to book an appointment to register a birth. These are being done outside the register office in 'kiosks' through the registrars windows.
The Government announcement (23 June 2020) permits small marriages and civil partnerships from 4 July 2020 with no more than 30 guests, subject to the size of the venue to allow for social distancing.
Current restrictions for Marriages and Civil Partnerships to be held in Dudley and Stourbridge from 4 July are as follows:
• The usual ceremony costs will apply
• Ceremonies will be permitted in all our venues with reduced capacity; the Register Office (2 guests), Priory Suite (16 guests), Castle Suite (4 guests) and Wollescote Suite (12 guests). If your ceremony is booked for an approved premises or a religious venue please contact them for advice on what they are able to offer. Details of all guests will be required for NHS Test and Trace.
• The ceremony content will be confined to the minimum required for the legal process to minimise time in the building.
• Social distancing measures will be in place to ensure the building is Covid-19 secure. Face coverings are recommended.
We fully understand that some couples will prefer to wait and celebrate their marriage/civil partnership at a later date and are happy to reschedule any bookings.
We are not taking any new bookings for ceremonies to take place during 2020 until all the couples previously booked have been accommodated.
We are currently booking notice appointments for urgent and essential notices for marriages and civil partnerships due to take place within the next 8 weeks to enable these couples to proceed with their existing plans if they wish to continue under the current restrictions. To enable us to manage the diaries closely, at present appointments can only be booked up to two weeks in advance.
Appointments can be booked for couples with ceremonies taking place abroad who need a certificate of no impediment.
If you are marrying or registering a civil partnership later this year or next year you do not need to give notice yet. In line with government guidance this should be deferred to a later date when it is safer for all.