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 service. You can make an appointment by contacting us.

European Passport Return Service

This new service will be available from 1st October 2016 and is provided by Blackburn with Darwen registration service in partnership with the Home Office.

Ceremony venues and planning

Blackburn with Darwen Council have a specialist team who understand the importance of planning your celebration to perfection and are dedicated to helping you choose the right venue and that your celebration surpasses your expectations.

With a choice of ceremonies, reading and music you can make your day truly unique.

Our guidance and practical assistance will ensure that when your ‘big day’ arrives it will be a truly memorable occasion.

Information about our ceremony venues

Ceremonies available

Office closures

Blackburn with Darwen Registration Services will be closed until 0900-1200 noon on Wednesday 26nd April. This is due to staff training. Apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.

May day holiday opening times

Date Emergency funeral service Opening times
Saturday 29th April 2017 10am – 4pm Closed: Ceremonies by appointment only
Sunday 30th April 2017 10am – 4pm Closed: Ceremonies by appointment only
Monday 1st May 2017 10am – 2pm Closed

For the emergency funeral service please ring 01254 588660 to speak to the duty registrar

Appointments at Darwen Town Hall

Appointments can be made to register births, stillbirths, deaths, give notice of marriage or plan a celebratory ceremony. This service is strictly by appointment only available Mondays and Fridays.

Contact us to make an appointment or for more information.

Appointments at children's centres (birth registrations only)

These sessions are for birth registrations only, available 2pm to 4pm alternate Wednesdays at Little Harwood Children's Centre, Robinson Street, Blackburn, BB1 5PE and Higher Croft Children’s Centre, Fishmoor Drive, Blackburn BB2 3UY.

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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