COVID-19 information

Hartlepool Registration Service

Last updated - 29 June 2020

Hartlepool Registration Service are following guidance from Government, General Register Office for England and Wales, Public Health England and Hartlepool Borough Council. The latest information can be found at

The health, safety and wellbeing of the general public and our staff is of the highest importance. In line with Government guidance we request that if you have any of the below symptoms or have been advised to self-isolate you do not attend our office;

  • a high temperature
  • a new continuous cough
  • a loss of, or change to, your sense of smell or taste

Our current service delivery information can be found below. 


Copy certificates

Certificates can be ordered online or over the phone with a credit or debit card. The 'in person' ordering service at the Civic Centre has been suspended.

All certificates will be posted, the collection service has been suspended until further notice.


Death registration appointments

To reduce the spread of coronavirus and to assist informants who are self isolating / shielding death registration appointments will now be conducted over the telephone. If you require an appointment please complete an online enquiry form or call 01429 523337


Birth registration appointments

Face to face appointments recommence on 24 June, further information can be found here.


Notice of Marriage / Civil Partnership appointments

Face to face appointments recommence on 24 June. If you require an appointment please complete an online enquiry form or call 01429 523337

Notice of intention needs to be given a minimum of 28 days prior to the ceremony date. Although notice can be given 1 year prior to the ceremony we advise that couples wait until 6-8 weeks prior to their arranged ceremony date before giving notice as currently we do not know when ceremonies will be able restart and the form they will take when they can proceed.

Couples who are having their ceremony outside of the United Kingdom should seek advice from their ceremony coordinator.



On 23 June the Prime Minister announced that marriages and civil partnerships in England can recommence on 4 July 2020. Guidance was issued by Government on 29 June -

We are working though this guidance to establish what this will mean for our ceremonies in practical terms. Once we have established the form the ceremonies will take and the number of guests able to attend we will be contacting the couples who have had their ceremonies postponed or have upcoming ceremonies.

We will recommence new ceremony bookings as soon as we are able to

If you have a booking with Hartlepool Registration Service in the upcoming months and would prefer to postpone your ceremony to a later date you can do so free of charge.

If you decide to cancel your ceremony our normal cancellation and refund policy will apply.