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Last updated June 10th 2020

Birth Registrations

Following the announcement by the NI Executive on 28th May, Council will resume its Birth Registration Service on Monday 15th June strictly by appointment only. 

We would request that parents scan and email the GRO4 form  if they can or post to the relevant registration office to enable us to input the information to our system in advance and make contact to arrange an appointment according to the date of birth. 

Weddings and civil partnerships

On 28th May the NI Executive announced that it may be possible from 8th June to have a small marriage or civil partnership outside with up to 10 people – this will be confirmed at its meeting on 4th June.  

A document is attached at the bottom of this page which outlines the current and expected position in relation to marriages and civil partnerships (Marriage in Northern Ireland - General Register Office - 28 May 2020) 

During the current COVID-19 crisis, it is intended that we use the patio area adjacent to the Bann Gallery in Cloonavin as an outside location for civil ceremonies. 

The General Register Office have confirmed that this area can be considered an extension of the registration office during this crisis.


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

Marriage in Northern Ireland