Registrars and HM Coroners Services

The registration of birth, marriages, deaths and civil partnership and HM Coroners Service for Suffolk

The Suffolk Registration & HM Coroners Service

Find your nearest Registrar's Office - just enter your postcode.  You can find contact details of all offices here.


Please be aware that there are no parking facilities at any of the Registration Offices within Suffolk.  All visitors will need to use public parking.


It is now possible to book appointments online for the registration of Births and Deaths at one of the six Registration Offices, at present it is not possible to make appointments for any of the outstations online, this would need to be done by telephone.  You can select dates, times and offices that you wish to attend.

To book an appointment to register a birth or death, please click here


The Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act received Royal Assent on 17th July 2013.

From 29th March 2014, same sex couples will be able to marry in England and Wales.  This means that notices of intention to marry can be taken from 13th March 2014 at Registration Offices throughout the country.  This is to allow for the period of 16 waiting days prior to any ceremony taking place.

Any same sex couples who may have already booked their Civil Partnership in Suffolk are able to change their booking to be that of Same Sex Marriage, should they wish to do so.  If you have already given a formal Notice of your intention to form a Civil Partnership, then fresh notices would need to be given.  Please contact your local Registration Office for further details.

We have no further information available at present for the conversion of Civil Partnerships to Marriage.  The Government anticipates this will be avialable by the end of 2014.

You may find the following links helpful for answering questions which haven't been answered here. Comparison between a marriage and Civil Partnership and Governments policy on creating a more fair and equal environment


The registers for the Lowestoft area are now held at the Bury St Edmunds registration office and applications for copy certificates can now be made directly to that office.


Call volumes, combined with the length and nature of some of our calls, can sometimes exceed our ability to answer calls promptly.  Some of our offices offer the option to leave your number and your call will be returned as soon as is practically possible.  You may email our offices - we aim to respond to all emails within three working days.  Contact details can be found here All offices can make appointments for any other office within Suffolk. It is also now possible to book appointments for the registration of births and deaths online - details are shown above. 



What is in the section

Birth Registration

Information about registering a birth, making changes to birth registrations and adoption

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Information about marriage, civil partnership, naming, renewal of vows and citizenship ceremonies

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Copy Certificates and Family History

Copy birth, death, marriage or civil partnership certificates

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Death Registration

Information about registering a death and the work of HM Coroner for Suffolk

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HM Coroner for Suffolk

Information and Inquests Scheduled

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Nationality and citizenship

Nationality checking service and citizenship

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Venue Licensing

Licensing a venue for Marriages and Civil Partnerships

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Your Comments, Feedback and Governance

How to give us your feedback, comments or complaints.

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