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

Marriages and Civil Partnerships

Under the roadmap out of lockdown weddings and civil partnerships can take place but there are limits on the number of people who can attend. Find out more on the Government’s website.

Until 20 June, our Milldam House ceremony room can allow up to 12 guests  (subject to government reviews).

If you have a wedding ceremony or civil partnership registration booked at the Register Office, Milldam House or any approved venue in Portsmouth between 12 April and 21 June 2021, please contact us to discuss your ceremony.

Notice of marriage and civil partnership

Notice of Marriage and Civil Partnership appointments can take place in Portsmouth.

This will be strictly by appointment only and for time critical notices only. For example if you have a provisional booking for a ceremony due to take place within the next three months.


We are contacting parents in order of the date their baby was born. Please be assured that we will contact you for an appointment in due course but at the moment our birth appointments are slightly limited due to appointments for death registrations needing to take priority at this time.

From 8 June 2020 birth registrations can take place. During the current pandemic period new parents can make a claim for child benefit or universal credit prior to the birth being registered and the statutory requirement to register a birth within 42 days no longer applies. Parents are advised that there will be no consequences if they are unable to do so within this timeframe.


All death registrations take place by telephone. Anyone who needs to register a death must telephone 023 9282 9041. An appointment will be made and further advice/instructions will be given.