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Last updated 5 July 2022

Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council has introduced the below measures for the Registration Service as part of its response to COVID-19:

Death Registration

Legislation came into force which allows death registrations to be carried out without the attendance of an informant at the registration office which reduces/removes face to face contact with the general public.  The legislation relates to the registration of all deaths and will continue in this method until further notice. 

Birth Registration

Council’s Birth Registration Service operates strictly by appointment - see office opening hours at bottom of this page.  A risk assessment is in place which is kept under review in line with government restrictions.  It is a legislative requirement for parents to register a birth within 42 days. 

We would request that parents scan and email or email a picture of the GRO4 form (see below link) or post to the relevant registration office. 

https://www.nidirect.gov.uk/publications/birth-registration-form   An editable version of the GRO4 form is available at the bottom of this page. 

On receipt of the form a Registrar will make contact to arrange an appointment.

If preferred, you can make an appointment and bring the completed GRO4 form with you or complete one at the appointment.

Marriage and Civil Partnership

To give your notice in person, please make an appointment at the relevant office.

If preferred you can give notice for your marriage or civil partnership by post. Please send your original completed marriage or civil partnership notice forms to the relevant office, along with actual full birth certificates and photocopies of your passports.  For religious and belief marriages you can send a cheque for £52.00 (£22.00 per notice and £8.00 for the marriage certificate) made payable to Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council, or we can contact you for card payment by telephone.  

You can also drop off at reception in an envelope marked for the attention of the Registrar - Reception will pass the envelope to the Registrar who will contact you in due course. 

You will be able to collect your schedule once ready.  After the marriage ceremony takes place, please return schedule by post or drop off at the reception of the relevant office location.  Staff will register and post out your marriage certificate. 

Click here for the most up to date information.

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Information booklets & leaflets are available at the Registration Reception. Forms are available to the Public for Name changes, Adoptions, Re-registrations, Marriage and Civil Partnership Application, Birth and Death registration.

Please find below forms which are on the NI Direct website www.nidirect.gov.uk and links to where they can be found:

 

Each office can only provide certificates for a Birth, Death, Marriage or Civil Partnership when you are registering the event.  You can order certificates for previously registered events in one of the following ways:

  • Online: www.nidirect.gov.uk
  • Telephone: 0300 200 7890
  • Post: Ask a member of staff for an application form
  • In Person: The General Register Office (GRO), Colby House, Stranmillis Court, Belfast BT9 5RR

GRO holds records from 1845 for non-Roman Catholic marriages and 1 January 1864 onwards for all marriages, births and deaths.

Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council Registration Offices are located in Ballycastle, Ballymoney, Coleraine and Limavady.

Office opening hours are:

Ballymoney, Coleraine and Limavady: Monday – Friday: 9.30 am – 12.30 pm and 2.00 pm – 4.30 pm 

Ballycastle: Monday & Friday 1.30 pm – 4.30pm. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 9.30am – 12.30pm

Bank and Public Holidays excepted.

An appointments system operates.

Contact Details -

Ballycastle:

Sheskburn House, 7 Mary Street, Ballycastle BT54 6QH

Tel 028 2076 2225 / 028 2076 1657

Email: ballycastle.registrar@causewaycoastandglens.gov.uk

 

Ballymoney:

Riada House, 14 Charles Street, Ballymoney, BT53 6DZ

Tel: 028 2766 0200 / 028 2766 0206

Email: ballymoney.registrar@causewaycoastandglens.gov.uk

 

Coleraine:

Cloonavin, 66 Portstewart Road, Coleraine, BT52 1EY

Tel: 028 7034 7034 / 028 7034 7020 / 028 7034 7021

Email: coleraine.registrar@causewaycoastandglens.gov.uk

 

Limavady:

7 Connell Street, Limavady, BT49 OHA

Tel: 028 7772 2226 / 028 7776 0309 

Email: limavady.registrar@causewaycoastandglens.gov.uk

 

OUT OF HOURS CONTACT NUMBER: 07714627171 – REGISTRAR


GRO4 Birth Registration Form - editable version

GRO Birth Registration Advice