Births, marriages, deaths

Register a birth or death or make arrangements for your wedding or civil partnership. We mainly operate on an appointment only service.

Coronavirus: important information for registering a death/still-birth

For the safety of our residents and staff, the Blackburn with Darwen Register Office is currently closed to the public.

All death/still birth registrations will now be done by telephone. This applies to the registration of all deaths, including those where coronavirus is not the cause. Please do not attend the registration office in person.

GP surgeries, hospitals or hospices will now send us an electronic copy of the Medical Certificate of Cause of Death (MCCD), along with your contact details.

Please wait for a registrar to contact you to make arrangements to register the death. We are working to complete registrations as quickly as possible, however there may be some delays due to the current circumstances. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause

Although it is generally preferable for a family member to register the death, if they are unable to do it over the telephone they can appoint their funeral director to register the death instead. In these cases the funeral director must be able to provide all of the personal details relating to the deceased required for the registration.