Births, marriages and deaths

Our registrars can help you to register a birth or death or make arrangements for your wedding or civil partnership.

To minimise your waiting time we mainly operate on an appointment only basis. You can make an appointment by contacting us.

Closures due to staff training

Blackburn with Darwen Registration Services will be closed until 12 noon on Wednesday 11th and 18th March 2015 until 1200, this is due to staff training. We are sorry for any inconvenience caused.

Emergency funeral service available

The emergency funeral service is available for weekends and Bank Holidays for deaths that have occurred in the Borough of Blackburn with Darwen and/or for burials taking place in the Blackburn with Darwen. Find out more about the emergency funeral and burial service in Blackburn with Darwen.

Convert your civil partnership to marriage

With effect from Wednesday 10th December 2014 you will be able to convert your civil partnership to marriage.

Appointments at Darwen Town Hall

Appointments can be made to register births, stillbirths, deaths, give notice of marriage or civil partnership, plan a celebratory naming or special renewal of vows ceremony. This service is strictly by appointment only available on Mondays.

Contact us to make an appointment or for more information.

Appointments at Little Harwood Children's Centre (birth registrations only)

Appointments at Little Harwood Children's Centre, Robinson Street, Blackburn, BB1 5PE. These sessions are for birth registrations only, available 14:00 to 16:00 each Wednesday.

Contact us to make an appointment or for more information.

Appointments at the Royal Blackburn Hospital, Haslingden Road, Blackburn.

These sessions are for death registrations only available Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

Contact us to make an appointment or for more information.


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