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Births, marriages and deaths

Births, marriages and deaths COVID-19 update

Call our main office for all bookings and urgent enquiries on 01225 47 72 34 (9am to 3.45pm, Monday to Friday), or email us for non-urgent enquiries at and we will aim to get back to you within two working days.

If you have an appointment at the Guildhall, please download the Test and Trace app and scan the QR code at the entrance.


Birth registrations are face-face appointments at the Guildhall, Keynsham and Midsomer Norton. Book an appointment to register a birth which took place in Bath and North East Somerset online, or call us. Visit our web page for more details

Marriages and civil partnerships

Due to the new national lockdown, all ceremonies are postponed until further notice - unless there are exceptional circumstances, due to ill health for example. These must only take place with a maximum of 6 people where the ceremony can be delivered safely in COVID-19 secure venues (this includes the couple, witnesses and guests, but those working, such as registration officials and venue managers, are not included).

You can change your ceremony date free of charge with us - please speak to your venue or email us at You can also contact us (details above) to apply to reduce the waiting period (if needed).


Death registrations are temporarily being taken over the telephone. Visit our web page for more details


Citizenship ceremonies take place on Thursday mornings at 10am. To book a ceremony, call us on 01225 47 72 34 (9am to 3.45pm, Monday to Friday). You can also book a private or virtual ceremony at other times for a fee of £120.

European settlement checking is postponed, but our European partners and their European and non- European family members can still apply for settled and pre-settled status on the GOV.UK website