Births, ceremonies and deaths

Service update

It may take longer than usual to get an appointment at certain locations. You can book an alternative location if you need an appointment sooner.

You can book in person appointments for:

  • birth registrations
  • notices of marriage
  • civil partnership appointments

Harlow Library is closed until Spring 2022. You can make a booking at our temporary offices at North Weald and Tye Green libraries. More appointments are available at Epping Library.

For death and stillbirth registrations, you must book a telephone appointment through our online system.

  • Certificate copies

    Get a certificate for a birth, marriage, civil partnership or death that happened in Essex