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On this page you will find updates about changes being made to register office processes.

Marriages and Civil Partnerships

Following the latest government announcement, the capacity for our Milldam House venue is 45 guests. This includes all children, bridesmaids, best person etc, but does not include the couple or one photographer.

We continue to encourage the wearing of face coverings. However, as this is not enforceable, you will need to decide on what is safest for you and your guests.

There will still be some PPE present in the ceremony room, such as hand sanitiser and a safety screen, and the registrars will be wearing clear face shields.

The Register Office building is open strictly by appointment only, so access will only be available to your guests 10 minutes before your ceremony time.

We are continuing to prioritise ceremonies booked to take place within the next two to three months. If your ceremony is taking place later than this please email us at registrars@portsmouthcc.gov.uk rather than call the office. .

Births

All birth registrations must take place with a face-to-face appointment. To register a birth please call 023 9282 9041 to arrange an appointment.

Deaths

All death registrations take place by phone. To register a death please call 023 9282 9041 so we can make an appointment for you and help with further advice and instructions.