Research your family history
Apply for a copy of a birth, marriage or death certificate recorded in Brighton & Hove since 1 July 1837.
Changes to Registration Services
We are taking action to maintain services and prioritise key areas during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
However in line with government advice on social distancing, we are having to make some changes to our services.
If you (or anyone in your household) is showing any symptoms including a fever and/or a continuous cough, please do not visit the Register Office.
- This service is suspended locally except for urgent requests using the Priority Certificate Service costing £35. Please email email@example.com with your request.
The Register Office holds records of births, marriages and deaths recorded in Brighton & Hove since 1 July 1837.
To get a copy of a birth, marriage or death certificate recorded in Brighton & Hove, you can apply online, by post or in person at the register office. You can find out what information you will need to know to apply for a copy of a certificate and apply online on these web pages:
- apply for a copy of a birth certificate
- apply for a copy of a death certificate
- apply for a copy of a marriage or civil partnership certificate
Obtaining certificates from outside Brighton & Hove
We only have access and hold records of births, marriages, civil partnerships and deaths which occurred in Brighton & Hove. If you need a record of a birth, death or marriage that occurred in a district outside of Brighton and Hove, you will need to contact the Register Office for that district. If so, you may find the following links useful.
- General Register Office for England and Wales
- General Register Office for Scotland
- General Register Office for Northern Ireland
- General Register Office Republic of Ireland
- Find your local register office
- East Sussex register office
- West Sussex register office
Burial and cremation records
A register of burials and cremations in Brighton & Hove since 1851 is kept at Woodvale Lodge.
Find out about genealogy research at Woodvale Lodge.
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