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Last updated Friday 27th March 2020

Registration offices closed to the public

Council's Registration offices are now closed to the public and temporary revised opening hours will be in place from Monday 30th March 2020.

Please telephone or email the relevant office if you need to register a death (contact details below).

Legislation has come into force that allows death registrations to be carried out without the attendance of an informant at the registration office.  This removes the need for face to face contact with the general public and enables the registration service to be sustained as long as possible.  The legislation relates to the registration of all deaths.

We appreciate your co-operation and understanding at this difficult time.

Weddings and civil partnerships

The Executive has published information regarding essential businesses that are permitted to remain open to members of the public during the Coronavirus emergency.

The guidance states that all weddings should be postponed.  This includes weddings and civil partnerships in registrations offices and approved venues.

If you have a query, please telephone or email the relevant office.

Birth registrations

On foot of the Prime Minister’s announcement on Monday 23rd March 2020, Council has suspended its birth registration service from Tuesday 24th March 2020 for the next 3 weeks. 

The situation will be reviewed after that period. (See Guidance to New Mums document at the bottom of this page)

From Wednesday 25th March 2020 a process is in place to ensure that parents can continue to register their child with their GP during the suspension of the birth registration process, without the HS123 form.   

Parents should be advised that they will require the following information when they contact the GP practice:

*Child's Health & Care Number (available in your 'Red Book')
*Full name which the child is to be registered as
*Home Address at which the child resides


If you have a query about Council's Registration services at this time please email

Alternatively, please telephone your local office:

Ballycastle: 028 2076 1657

Ballymoney: 028 2766 0206

Coleraine: 028 7034 7034 / 7020 / 7021

Limavady: 028 7776 0309

Click here for full details about temporary revised opening hours for Registration services

Guidance to new Mums