Births, Deaths, Marriages and Civil Partnerships
The Registrar registers births, deaths, marriages and performs marriages and civil partnerships in the Newry, Mourne and Down district.
Changes to our Registration Services
As from 1 May 2019, the Registration Offices for Births, Still Births, Deaths, Marriages and Civil Partnerships in Downpatrick and Newry will operate an appointment system.
Council Registration Offices
Monday to Friday: 9.30am – 12.30pm and 2.00pm-4.00pm
Closed for lunch: 12.30pm - 2.00pm
To make an appointment please contact:
|Oifig An Iúir||Oifig Dhún Pádraig|
|Newry Office, Town Hall||Downshire Civic Centre, Downshire Estate|
|Bank Parade||Ardglass Road|
|Newry BT35 6HR||Downpatrick BT30 6GQ|
|Telephone: 028 3026 1512||Telephone: 0300 013 2233|
|Email: firstname.lastname@example.org||Email: email@example.com|
Copies of Certificates
The local registration offices will only be able to provide certificates of births, still births, deaths, marriages and civil partnerships at the time of registering the event. To obtain copies of certificates, you can apply:
By phone: 0300 200 7890 within UK & NI or +44 300 200 7890 outside NI
By post: Application forms available at any registration office
In person: The General Register Office, NISRA, Colby House, Stranmillis Court, Belfast, BT9 5RR
Unfortunately, the Registrar cannot help with genealogical enquires, but anyone who has family history questions may wish to contact the General Registrar's Office on 0300 200 7890 or log onto to www.nidirect.gov.uk/gro for further information.
What Is The Purpose Of Registration?
The records provide positive information about individuals and are used for many legal and administrative purposes (for example; National Insurance, education, transfer of property, employment, or obtaining a passport).
They provide valuable statistics including fertility rates and population estimates. The statistics are published yearly in the Registrar General Annual Report.
A ‘Birth Registration’ form is filled in by the person registering the baby. A registration cannot be easily changed once completed.