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Births, Marriages, Civil Partnerships, Deaths


Opening Hours:
Monday to Friday 09:30 - 12:30 and 14:00 - 16:00

A queuing system is in operation.  

Customers should arrive 30 minutes before the stipulated closing times.  

Although every effort is made to see all waiting customers, there may be occasions when customers will be asked to return at a later time/date.

 

Registrar: Natalie Killen

Deputy Registrar: Elizabeth Kennedy

Second Deputy Registrar
: Anne Polley


Functions of the Registration Office: 

  • Registration of a Birth
  • Registration of a Still Birth
  • Registration of a Marriage or Civil Partnership
  • Registration of a Death 

Down District Council's Municipal Cemeteries


The Council is in charge of two municipal cemeteries, Struell Cemetery, situated at Old Course Road, Downpatrick and Lough Inch Cemetery, Riverside Road, Ballynahinch.

To arrange a burial at either of these two cemeteries the person organising the funeral should have their Funeral Director notify the

Registration Department,
Down District Council
Downshire Civic Centre
Downshire Estate
Ardglass Road
Downpatrick
BT30 6GQ
T: 0 28 4461 0800

Giving adequate time for the grave to be purchased and the funeral arranged. A funeral time should not be arranged without prior agreement with the registration staff. Plots may not be purchased in advance of a death.
 

How to Apply for a Duplicate Certificate of Birth, Still Birth, Marriage, Civil Partnership of Death


A Birth, Still Birth or Death registered since January 1997 may be obtained from any Registration Office in Northern Ireland or the

General Registrar's Office
Oxford House
49-55 Chichester Street
Belfast
BT1 4HL
T: 0300 200 7890
W: www.groni.gov.uk

(Only mother can apply for a Still Birth Certificate)

If a Birth or Death was registered between 1864 - 1921 certificates may be obtained by contacting

Government Offices
Convent Road
Roscommon
Republic of Ireland
T: 00353 90 6632900
F: 00353 90 6632999
W: www.groireland.ie
 

Marriages

A State Marriage Certificate is required when applying for a Passport for a person who has changed their surname after marriage, as a Church Marriage Certificate is not accepted by the Passport Office.

Marriages began in NI for Protestant Churches in 1845 and Roman Catholic Churches from 1864.

A Marriage Certificate for any marriage from 1845 - 2003 can be obtained from the General Registrar's Office, Oxford House, 49 - 55 Chichester Street, Belfast.
An application form can be downloaded from www.nidirect.gov.uk, following the links, Do it Online, Government, Citizens and Rights, or by telephoning 03002007890,  paying by Debit or Credit Card at the cost of £15.00. 

Marriage Certificate can be obtained for any marriage that took place from 2004 to the present date, at the fee of £8.00 on the day of registration at the Registration Office in the District of Marriage and £15.00 thereafter.  After the day of Registration a certifcate can be purchased from any Registration  Office in NI.
 

Civil Partnerships

Certificates of Civil Partnerships from 2005 until the present date, can be obtained at the fee of £8.00 on the day of registration at the Registration Office in the District of Civil Partnership and £15.00 thereafter. After the day of Registration a certificate can be purchased from any Registration Office in NI.

Contacts:

Mrs Natalie Killen
Registration Office
Down District Council
Downshire Civic Centre
Downshire Estate
Ardglass Road
Downpatrick
BT30 6GQ
T: 0 28 4461 0800