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
  • Our phone lines are busy as demand for our services is high, so you may experience a delay when you contact us. Some offices operate a voicemail system. Voicemails are monitored daily and messages left are returned as soon as possible. Alternatively you may prefer to email us.

Ipswich Register office is moving 3 October 2022.

From 3 October 2022 the Ipswich Register office is moving to:
Endeavour House, 8 Russell Road, Ipswich IP1 2BX.
Our telephone number and email addresses remain unchanged.
From this date all birth, death and Notice registration appointments and counter enquiries will be carried out at this new location.
Different arrangements apply for ceremonies.
Despite our best efforts there is likely to be some disruption to our services whilst the move is being carried out. Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.

To find out how we use the information we collect about you and your rights in relation to that information, you can view our privacy policy.

All pages in this section

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.