Manchester City Council

Births, marriages, deaths & nationality Manchester Registration Service - contact and location details

How to contact us / Where to find us

How to contact us

By telephone

Monday - Friday during office opening hours

Tel: 0161 234 5005 for

  • Registering a birth
  • Registering a death
  • Registering a still birth
  • Marriage
  • Civil Partnership
  • Naming Ceremony
  • Renewal of Vows Ceremony
  • Copy certificates
  • Citizenship Ceremonies
  • Nationality Checking Service
  • Settlement Checking Service

Saturday (between 9am and 3pm)

If you need to contact us urgently on a Saturday, between the hours of 9am and 3pm, regarding a burial within 24 hours or a ceremony due to take place imminently, you should ring 07904 417 282 and leave a message. A member of staff will ring you back as soon as possible.  Please note we can only respond to urgent enquiries. All non-urgent enquiries should be made during our normal Monday - Friday office hours - see above.

Out of Office Hours / Help in an emergency

Information about how to contact us Out of Hours/ in an emergency regarding:

  • a burial required within 24 hours
  • an urgent issue about a ceremony due to take place imminently
  • an urgent marriage or civil partnership

By email:

On-line Services

We also have a number of on-line services available through this website, including:

Booking appointments to register births at the Register Office

Booking appointments to register deaths at the Register Office

Booking marriage notice and civil partnership notice appointments 

Paying the balance of marriage and civil partnership ceremony fees

Buying copy certificates

By post:

The Register Office
Heron House
47 Lloyd Street
M2 5LE
United Kingdom

By Fax:

0161 274 7112 

How to find us

Manchester Registration Service is located in Heron House, which is on the corner of Albert Square and Lloyd Street, opposite Manchester Town Hall. There are a number of entrances to Heron House. The entrance for the Register Office is down Lloyd Street and there are a number of flag poles above the entrance.

Parking near the Register Office can be very difficult. If possible, use other transport (for information on train, bus and Metrolink services visit the Transport for Greater Manchester website or contact the Traveline - 0871 200 2233 (7am to 8pm, Monday to Friday, and 8am to 8pm at weekends and bank holidays).

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