Births, marriages, deaths
Coronavirus update - Liverpool Register Office
Registering a death
- We are registering deaths by telephone until further notice. See the register a death page for more information and how to book a telephone appointment.
Information for doctors: Electronic medical certificates of cause of death
Under the Coronavirus Act 2020 you can email scanned copies of Medical Certificates of Cause of Death (MCCD) to Nominated.Registrar@liverpool.gov.uk, providing the death occurred within the Liverpool city boundary. We cannot accept private emails - they must be sent from your GP or hospital email.
Please make sure that:
- all details, including the cause of death, are clear and legible.
- no abbreviations are used for the cause of death.
- the signing doctor's name, GMC registration number and the telephone number of their surgery are written clearly after the signature.
- both sides of the MCCD are scanned.
Failure to do this will mean the MCCD is returned and the registration cannot take place. Please call 0151 233 3004 if you have any queries. The family should be advised to book an appointment to register a death online or by calling 0151 233 3004.
Providing you have the family’s agreement please include a family member contact name and telephone number in your email.
You must also post the original MCCD to Liverpool Register Office (MCCD), c/o Cunard Buildings, Water Street, Liverpool, L3 1AH.
If the death occurred outside Liverpool please contact the relevant local Register Office.
Information for funeral directors
Under the Coronavirus Act 2020 local authorities can transfer documentation electronically. During the pandemic Liverpool Register Office will register all deaths by telephone and a scanned and emailed version of the green form is acceptable under the emergency legislation. It is for each local authority to determine the best use of their limited resource when deciding where the green form will be emailed to. These emergency procedures have been agreed by SAIF and NHS have been informed.
For burials and cremations within Liverpool, Sefton and St Helens, Knowsley, Halton and Cheshire West, the green form will be sent to the relevant Cemeteries and Crematoria authority.
Once the death has been registered death certificates can be purchased over the telephone. They are posted out by the next available 1st class post. You may use the certificate to confirm details of the death.
Marriage and civil partnership ceremonies
We have now been placed into a National Lockdown from Tuesday 5th January 2021. The rules state that weddings and civil partnership ceremonies should only take place in exceptional circumstances with up to six people present, for example, an urgent marriage where one of those getting married is seriously ill and not expected to recover, or is to undergo debilitating treatment or life-changing surgery. If these circumstances apply to you, please contact the ceremonies team on 0151 233 3004 or email@example.com to discuss.
If your marriage or civil partnership is due to go ahead during the latest national lockdown and exceptional circumstances do not apply, please contact the ceremonies team to discuss rearranging your ceremony to an alternative date in the future.
Registering a birth
You should register your baby within 42 days of the birth.
The European settlement scheme advice and scanning service is suspended until further notice.
Citizenship ceremonies are now taking place. Once we have received the naturalisation certificate from the Home Office we will contact you regarding your ceremony booking. Please note we are experiencing delays receiving the certificates at this time.
If you wish to purchase a copy certificate from the Register Office, please use our online ordering service or postal applications. No counter applications will be accepted. Unfortunately we are unable to guarantee turnaround times for posting out certificates.
Public counter opening hours
The Register Office public counter is open Monday – Friday 9am – 4.45pm. Only customers who have pre-booked appointments should attend. We are unable to accept certificate applications at this time.