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Blackpool register office

The Register Office is run by Blackpool Registration Service

Registration service locations

Service locations
LocationOpening HoursServices Provided
The Town Hall              
Talbot Square
Blackpool
FY1 1AD 

Monday to Friday:
9.00am to 4.30pm  (by appointment only)

From Wednesday 10 June, births are being registered by appointment only and deaths continue to be registered by telephone (see further information below).

 
  • Birth and death appointments
  • Birth re-registration appointments
  • Provisional ceremony bookings
  • Ceremony advice
  • Notice appointment booking
  • Copy certificate production
  • Marriage and Civil Partnership ceremonies in the council chamber
  • Citizenship ceremonies in the council chamber
The Wedding Chapel
Festival House
People's Promenade
Blackpool
FY1 1AP 

Monday to Friday:
10.00am to 3.00pm (by appointment only)

Currently closed for personal visits. However contact can still be made via email ceremonies@blackpool.gov.uk and phone 01253 477 177 (see further information below).

 
  • Provisional ceremony bookings including Citizenship ceremonies 
  • Ceremony advice
  • Notice appointment booking
  • Notice appointments
  • Ceremony final payments
  • Marriage and Civil Partnership ceremonies
  • Private Citizenship ceremonies
  • EU Settlement Scheme (drop-in on Fridays only)
Grange Park Children's Centre               
31 Dingle Avenue
Blackpool
FY3 7NX

Registrar's opening hours

Closed from Tuesday 24 March until further notice.

  • Birth appointments

Customer information regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19) updated 18 June 2020

Please read the following information if you have booked a ceremony or appointment at The Wedding Chapel or an approved venue or have an appointment to register a birth or death. If you wish to order Copy Certificates, please use our online service until further notice. Unfortunately we currently can't offer the Priority or Collect in Person Services.

Coming to the Town Hall after lockdown

  • The Town Hall in Talbot Square is now open by appointment only for birth registrations
  • We continue to register deaths over the telephone.

Covid secure

  • We are only allowing customers with pre-booked appointments into the Town Hall
  • Our offices have been risk assessed, are regularly cleaned and sanitised and we have perspex screens fiited to our desks
  • Please use the available hand-sanitisers on entering and exiting the building and refrain from touching unnecessary surfaces
  • Please bring your credit or debit card with you so you can pay for your child's birth certificate using a card reader

Registering births

  • Appointments for birth re-registrations will not be routinely offered as overdue birth registrations need to be given priority
  • There is no penalty for missing the 42 day deadline for registering your child during the pandemic
  • Customers making claims for Child Benefit or Universal Credit are advised that where they have not been able to register a birth because of the pandemic, they can make a claim prior to the birth being registered
  • We have also been advised that UK passport applications can be considered based on alternative evidence (rather than a birth certificate)

Go to our Register a birth web page to book an appointment online and for further information on registering and re-registering your child.

Registering deaths

We are now registering deaths by telephone. Do not attend your appointment in person

  • Ensure your doctor has scanned the deceased's medical certificate of cause of death (MCCD) to us at registrars.bdm@blackpool.gov.uk before you make your appointment
  • If a doctor is supplying a MCCD but has referred the cause of death to the coroner, the coroner's staff will inform you when you can make an appointment
  • If there has been a post-mortem, the coroner's staff will supply us with the cause of death and inform you when you can make an appointment
  • COVID-19 does not require referral to the coroner

 Please look at our Registering a death web page to book an appointment online and for further information on registering a death.

Coming to The Wedding Chapel (Festival House) after lockdown

  • The Wedding Chapel is currently closed to customers visiting in person however contact can still be made via email ceremonies@blackpool.gov.uk and phone 01253 477 177
  • We are currently awaiting government advice as to when ceremonies can take place again but behind the scenes are working with our customers on an individual basis.
  • You will not lose your ceremony or notice fee if you have had to postpone your ceremony due to the pandemic.
  • Going forward, we will only allow customers with pre-booked appointments or ceremonies into the The Wedding Chapel
  • For ceremonies, we will have to abide by the government advice on social distancing, current at the date of the ceremony
  • We are hoping to offer notice appointments again w/c 6 July. To make an appointment to give notice or re-schedule an appointment that was unable to take place, ring us on 01253 477177
  • If you feel you cannot discuss your situation properly over the telephone or would like to talk to someone about re-arranging your ceremony, you can make an appointment with a ceremony support officer. We are hoping to offer these appointments w/c 6 July by calling 01253 477171
  • We are introducing a video-streaming service in our Tower View room at the The Wedding Chapel. For a small fee, your vows can be streamed live to relatives unable to attend your ceremony. This should be available from July 2020

Covid secure

  • Access will be via the Visit Blackpool entrance and you will need to inform the staff there that you have an appointment
  • Our offices have been risk assessed and are cleaned and sanitised regularly. All desks have fitted perspex screens which, along with all surfaces in public areas, will be sanitised after each appointment
  • Please use the available hand-sanitisers on entering and exiting the building and refrain from touching unnecessary surfaces
  • Please bring your credit or debit card with you if you will be paying for any of our services
  • Please bring your own biro if you are attending a notice appoitment as you need to sign that the information is correct

Citizenship ceremonies

  • We are currently awaiting government advice as to when citizenship ceremonies can take place again
  • Once we have a date, we will work towards offering individual ceremonies in the Tower View Room where social distancing is easier
  • These will be prioritised, conducting those ceremonies that are most overdue first

EU Settlement Scheme

  • We are looking at offering the EU Settlement Scheme again from w/c 06 July. An appointment will be required for this
  • You can make an appointment by calling 01253 477171

Copy certificates

The Town Hall is currently closed to all customers wanting to order certificates in person

Please see our webpage Order Copy Certificates for revised guidance on alternative was to apply. Unfortunately we can no longer offer the Priority or Collect in Person Services.

Please be aware that the situation is ever evolving and this guidance may need to be updated in line with government guidance as and when it is issued