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.

Service updates

  • This service is suspended locally except for urgent requests using the Priority Certificate Service costing £35. Please email 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:

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. 

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.

The Keep

The Keep is an archive centre containing information, resources and multimedia about various topics.

See the Keep website to find out more