Births, deaths, marriages and civil partnerships

Following the strict new measures introduced by UK Government on Monday 23 March 2020, including the advice to ‘STAY AT HOME’ the Registration Services offered at Ards and North Down Borough Council offices must now be severely restricted.

Registration of Births

Birth registration services are suspended from Tuesday 24 March for 3 weeks – this is subject to review.

Note:  During this exceptional period, parents will not be penalised if the birth has not been registered within the required 42 day period.

Parents can continue to register their child at a GP Practice during the suspension of this process.

They will be required to supply the following information when they contact the Surgery;

* Child’s Health & Care Number (Issued by the hospital at birth)

* Full Name the child is to be registered as

* Home Address the child will be residing at

Marriages and Civil Partnerships

There will be no civil marriage or civil partnership ceremonies within the district until further notice.  We will not be taking further bookings at this time.

To cancel or postpone your wedding please email   registration1@ardsandnorthdown.gov.uk with your name, mobile number and date and place of marriage and we will respond to you in due course.

New applications for Religious or Humanist marriages will only be accepted by post.  We are happy to accept photocopies of passports and other legal documents on the proviso that the originals are seen when collecting the Marriage Schedule.  We will contact you to pay the £44 fee over the phone, so please be sure to provide your phone number.

Death Registrations

From Friday 27 March 2020, the doctor will send the death certificate by email to the General Registrar’s Office. The Registrar will then contact the next of kin or their funeral director and the death will be registered by phone.

If you have any issues please contact the Registrar on 028 9127 8003.

Privacy Notice

You can find out how any personal information you give to Ards and North Down Borough Council's Registrars office is used and how it will be handled by viewing the General Register Office Northern Ireland (GRONI) privacy notice