Stockport Register Office

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, Stockport Register Office is currently offering a reduced service. The situation is changing rapidly and we continue to monitor advice given by the government and the General Register Office.

Registration of death

Our online form is currently unavailable. Death registrations will now be conducted over the phone, rather than a face to face visit. Please call 0161 474 3363 or 0161 474 3370 to make an appointment.

The hospital, GP or Coroner will scan and send the required documents directly to us. We'll contact the bereaved family within 48 hours of receiving the paperwork to advise of the process. All paperwork required to arrange the funeral will be sent to the funeral director. All other paperwork will be sent to the family after the registration process has been completed.

Bereavement support

If you need help and support during this difficult time, please call the:

  • bereavement helpline on 0800 2600 400
  • coronavirus helpline on 0800 024 1222, Monday to Friday from 8am to 4pm

You can also find support and information if someone dies during the coronavirus pandemic on the GOV.UK website.


Registration of birth

Birth registrations have been suspended. Families can now make a claim for child benefit or universal credit before the birth. For more information, you can visit GOV.UK.


Notice of marriage

All appointments have been suspended and we're currently in the process of contacting customers who have bookings with us.


Marriage ceremonies

We're not currently taking any new bookings. All ceremonies due to take place before Monday 15 June 2020 at Stockport Register Office, Stockport Town Hall, Bramall Hall and Chadkirk Chapel have been postponed. The team are in the process of contacting all customers who have a confirmed booking with us. Customers are being contacted in order of ceremony date to arrange postponements and new dates. If you have a booking at an external venue, please check with your venue.


Copy certificates

We're continuing to offer a copy certificate application service. There may be a delay to the turnaround times due to the unprecedented demand for our service and we apologise in advance for this.


Citizenship Ceremonies

Citizenship ceremonies have been suspended until further notice. Customers should expect to book their citizenship ceremony within 6 months of being sent an invitation from the Home Office rather than 3 months. No adverse decisions will be made on applications because of delays caused by coronavirus.

If you have any urgent enquiries please email register.office@stockport.gov.uk or phone 0161 474 3364 or 0161 474 3370.