Births, deaths and ceremonies

Inquests and the Coroner Service, registering births and deaths, applying for copies of certificates and arranging ceremonies and citizenship.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) update

Last updated: 23rd October 2020 (reviewed daily).

  • We're operating a new process to register a birth or death
  • All register offices are closed to the public for counter enquiries but are offering appointments for some services
  • In line with current Government guidance, any visitor to our offices for appointments will be required to wear face coverings (unless medically exempt). 
  • Our phone lines are open but with a restricted service, so you may experience a delay when you contact us. Alternatively you may email us
  • Find out how to contact a register office in Suffolk
  • On Monday 22nd September 2020, the Government announced further restrictions to numbers at ceremonies.  Please see updated information about ceremonies here.
  • We are now beginning to resume citizenship ceremonies. Please contact our Ipswich Office on 0345 607 2050 to make arrangements.

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How to register a birth

Find out how to register a birth in Suffolk, book an appointment to see a registrar and make changes to birth registrations.

How to register a death

Find out how to register a death in Suffolk and the process during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.


Advice and fees involved to arrange a marriage, civil partnership, outside or celebration ceremony, renewal of vows or other celebration ceremony in Suffolk.

Contact a register office

Find opening hours and contact details for register offices in Suffolk. Book an appointment to register a birth or death.

Suffolk Registration Service fees

Fees for 01/04/2020 through to 31/03/2022 for certificates and marriages and civil partnerships in our ceremony rooms or approved venues.

Apply for a copy of a birth, marriage, civil partnership or death certificate

We can provide you with copy certificates for any birth, death, marriage or civil partnership that took place in Suffolk since July 1837.

Citizenship ceremonies

If your citizenship application is successful you will need to attend a citizenship ceremony to be presented with your certificate of naturalisation.

The Coroner service

Details of the Coroner service in Suffolk, including who the Coroner is and what they do, as well as information about post mortems and inquests.

Apply for a venue licence for marriages and civil partnerships

This licence will allow people to get married or hold a civil partnership at your venue.