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

Opening hours

The Register Office is currently closed to the public unless they have a pre-booked appointment or ceremony.

Regular opening hours

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

We close at 2.30 pm the first Tuesday of every month.

On Saturdays we are only open for:

  • Pre-booked Marriage and Civil Partnership Notice appointments when available (9 am to 12 pm)
  • 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.

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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