Births, marriages, deaths and nationality Manchester Registration Service - contact and location details

We have had to make significant changes to the services we offer, due to the Covid 19 pandemic

You can do a number of things online, such as:

For other things you might need to contact us another way.

By email


By phone

Monday to Friday, during office hours

The lines are very busy. If you are having difficulty getting through, please send us an email, including details of your enquiry and your contact number in case we need to phone you back. We will respond to your email as soon as we can, but we cannot guarantee a same day response.

Tel: 0161 234 5005  and choose the relevant option for:

  • Registering a death - option 1
  • Registering a still birth - option 1
  • Registering a birth - option 2
  • Marriage - option 3
  • Civil Partnership - option 3
  • Naming Ceremony - option 3
  • Renewal of Vows Ceremony - option 3
  • Copy certificates - option 4
  • Citizenship Ceremonies- option 5
  • EU Settlement Scheme - Identity verification service - option 5

Saturday (between 9am and 3pm)   

If you need to contact us urgently on a Saturday between the hours of 9am and 3pm, regarding a burial within 24 hours, or a ceremony that is due to take place imminently, you should ring 07904 417 282 and leave a message. A member of staff will ring you back as soon as possible, but we can only respond to urgent enquiries: all non-urgent enquiries should be made during office hours Monday to Friday.

Out of office hours help in an emergency

If you need to, you can contact us in an emergency, such as:

  • a burial required within 24 hours
  • an urgent issue about a ceremony due to take place imminently
  • an urgent marriage or civil partnership

By post:

The Register Office
Heron House
47 Lloyd Street
Manchester M2 5LE

How to find us

Manchester Register Office is located in Heron House, which is on the corner of Albert Square and Lloyd Street, opposite Manchester Town Hall. There are several entrances to Heron House; the entrance for the Register Office is on Lloyd Street. (There is a black canopy over the entrance with a sign saying Lloyd Street on the top of it)

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Parking near the Register Office can be very difficult. If possible, use other transport (for information on train, bus and Metrolink services visit the Transport for Greater Manchester website.)

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