Births, deaths and ceremonies

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

  • Find out how to register a birthdeath or contact a register office in Suffolk
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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.


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 marriages, civil partnership, celebration and renewal of vows ceremonies.

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.