Manchester City Council

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

Opening hours

Our usual opening hours are:

Monday to Friday 9am to 4.30 pm (Registration of Births, Deaths or Marriage / Civil Partnership is by appointment only)

Please note: we are closed from 2.30 pm on the afternoon of the first Tuesday of every month.

On Saturdays we are only open for:

- Pre-booked Marriage / Civil Partnership Notice appointments (9 am to 12 noon)
- Pre-booked ceremonies conducted in the Pankhurst Suite (9 am to 3 pm)
- Urgent burials required within 24 hours

On Sundays and Bank Holidays the Register Office is usually closed - except for urgent burials required within 24 hours.

Christmas and New Year Opening Hours

On Christmas Eve and New Years Eve the Register Office will close at 2.30pm.

On all other days over the Christmas and New Year period, the usual opening hours will apply.

Special arrangements / dates

From time to time the Register Office is open for special events, outside of our usual opening hours. For example we may be open for civil ceremonies on a Sunday, if Valentine's day falls on a Sunday (as it did in 2016.)



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