St Austell Registration Office

Please read our information on how we are supporting residents and businesses, as well as information on affected services.

Please note the information below is subject to change due to Covid-19. Please refer to our Covid-19 Update page for the most up to date information.


To make an appointment please telephone the Registration Information Service on 0300 1234 181. Lines are open Monday to Friday from 8:30am to 6pm.

Opening hours

Monday, Wednesday and Thursday 9.20am to  12.40pm
Tuesday and Friday from 9.20am to 12.40pm and 1.40pm to 4.40pm

Ceremony room

Our newly refurbished St Austell Ceremony Room in Polkyth House is currently set to meet with COVID-19 restrictions.

This ceremony room can accommodate up to 74 people seated (including wedding/ceremony couple). However due to current social distancing requirements this is restricted to the couple and 13 guests.

Biodegradable confetti can be thrown once outside of the building.

St Austell also has an 'outstation' at Newquay. The Newquay office does not have a ceremony room and only deals with the registration of births, deaths and notice of marriage.

For more information on booking a ceremony please see our Weddings in Cornwall page.

Disabled access

Two disabled parking spaces are available close to Polkyth House but they are pay and display. There is wheelchair access via a slope suitable for most wheelchairs. However, if there are any difficulties an alternative entrance can be used and staff will assist. A disabled toilet is available.


There is a large pay and display car park just outside the building. There are spaces signed for Register Office use, but all are pay and display. Alternatively there is Polkyth pay and display car park.


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