Registration of births, deaths and marriages: 31 March 2020

From Monday 30 March emergency legislation to register deaths by phone is being implemented. None of Cornwall’s Register Offices will be open except for pre-booked appointments to register a death. No more face to face death registration appointments will be made. From today, people will be able to make a request to register a death […]

From Monday 30 March emergency legislation to register deaths by phone is being implemented. None of Cornwall’s Register Offices will be open except for pre-booked appointments to register a death. No more face to face death registration appointments will be made.

From today, people will be able to make a request to register a death through an on-line form on the Cornwall Council website or by phoning 0300 1234 181 (Monday to Friday 8:30am to 6:00pm).

The Council will contact the customer only once it receives all the necessary paperwork, which may be subject to understandable delays with the medical profession.

All other Register Office services are suspended until further notice.

The Council is contacting marriage/civil partnership couples who have booked with it to discuss their options, but with over 3,000 bookings there is a backlog. The Council is not taking any new bookings for marriages or CPs until it has rescheduled the displaced bookings. Please advise residents to email Cornwall Council on ceremonies@cornwall.gov.uk but please make them aware there will be a delay in the response.

Birth registrations are suspended for the time being. People who are not able to register the birth of their child because of coronavirus (COVID-19) can still make a claim to receive child benefit.