The Register Office has been present in Liverpool since 1837, when the first legal requirement to register births, stillbirths, deaths and marriages was introduced.
Over the years, the bustling cosmopolitan seaport and commercial city of Liverpool has produced many famous and infamous people who have registered with us at some stage in their lives.
Today, the Register Office continues to register these events, maintaining the original registers in which they are recorded and providing extracts from the registers in the form of duplicate and copy certificates when required.
We hold all the original Liverpool birth, marriage and death registers from 1837 to the present day. From these we are able to help family historians and genealogists with their family and local history research.
Every live birth must be registered within 42 days of a child being born.
The birth must be registered at the Register Office of the district where the birth takes place. For births in Liverpool, you can register at Liverpool Women's Hospital or Liverpool Register Office.
You must make an appointment to attend either Liverpool Women's Hospital or Liverpool Register Office.
In Liverpool a civil marriage ceremony or civil partnership can take place at the Liverpool Register Office, or at any venue approved by the city council between 8am and 6pm 7 days a week. The times and days are subject to the agreement of the person conducting the ceremony.
Liverpool’s Register Office is a beautifully renovated listed building and we aim to make your marriage or civil partnership ceremony a relaxed, memorable and enjoyable occasion.
We offer a choice of three air-conditioned, tastefully decorated ground floor ceremony rooms. Each room is fitted with a Loop system to help those with hearing difficulties.