Find out how to register the birth of your child and how to arrange a naming ceremony.


Register a death, local cemeteries and crematoria.

Register a stillbirth

Register a stillbirth, funeral arrangements and where to get advice and support.

Marriages and civil partnerships

What to do if you are arranging your wedding or civil partnership.

Get a copy of a certificate

Apply online, in person or by post and what happens after you've applied.

Family history records

Where to get registration and historical records for local and family history.


Use the nationality checking service and find out what to do if you've just become a UK citizen.

Contact information

The Bristol Register Office

The Old Council House

Corn Street

Bristol, BS1 1JG

Opening Hours


Opening Hours

Notices of Marriage and Civil Partnership are by appointment only.  

Please call the appointment line on 0117 922 2800 and select option 3.

Lines are open between 9am to 4pm on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday and 10am to 4pm on Wednesday.

Entrance on Broad Street.

  • 9am to 4pm on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. By appointment only
  • 10am to 4pm on Wednesday, evening appointments from 5pm to 7pm.
  • Saturday mornings by appointment only.

The call centre for making appointments for births and deaths is open between 8.30am and 6pm and closes on Wednesday afternoons between 12pm and 1.30pm.


Tel: General: 0117 922 2800. Naming Ceremonies and Renewal of Vows: 0117 922 2800.

Fax: 0117 903 8877