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Registration of births, deaths and marriages during Covid 19

Emergency legislation to register deaths by phone has now been implemented.

None of Cornwall’s Register Offices will be open except for existing appointments to register a death. No more face-to-face death registration appointments will be made.

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From now until further notice, people will be able to make a request to register a death through an on-line form on the Cornwall Council website or by phoning 0300 1234 181 (Monday to Friday 8:30am to 6:00pm). We will then contact the customer only once we have received all the necessary paperwork, which may be subject to understandable delays with the medical profession.

All other Register Office services are suspended until further notice. Birth registrations are suspended, but please note the change that child benefit can now be claimed prior to registration.

We are contacting marriage/civil partnership couples who have booked with us to discuss their options, but we have over 3,000 bookings so there is a backlog. We are not taking any new bookings for marriages or Civil Partnerships until we have been able to reschedule our displaced bookings. Email us on ceremonies@registration.cornwall.gov.uk but please be aware there will be a delay in our response.

Thank you for noting this restricted service at this busy time.