Registration Service updates - Coronavirus

​See the latest updates and changes to Registration Services in Northamptonshire. This page was last updated on Tuesday 02 June 2020.

Birth registrations and Notice of Marriage appointments

The Government has clarified that the registration service is now permitted to open in England for registration purposes. This means that among other things birth registrations, notice of marriage and corrections can now be offered. 

Before opening up face to face services the registration service must ensure that it is fully compliant with Public Health and Local Authority guidance regarding Health & Safety. We are currently working with our colleagues to implement measures that will safeguard our staff, colleagues and customers. Further updates will appear on this website when appointments are available to book.

Death registrations

Following management instruction we have stopped all death registrations in the office with immediate effect. All deaths registrations will now be completed over the telephone.

If you’ve received the legal paperwork from the attending GP or hospital you will need to make arrangements to email this to us. We cannot complete the registration without having access to this information.

Register a death

For any enquiries, our Customer Service Centre can be contacted by telephone on 0300 126 1000. 

Ceremony enquiries

Due to the increase in demand due to Covid-19, we are not currently taking telephone calls. We will be responding to enquiries by email only.

For all enquiries please email registrationservice@northamptonshire.gov.uk and we will respond as soon as we possibly can. If you have submitted a ceremony enquiry form we will contact you in order of receipt date to discuss availability and make your booking.

Daventry Registration Office

Our Daventry Office has temporarily relocated to Northampton. You can still make an online booking for a Death Registration by telephone for this office, but a Registrar will not be based at this location until further notice.

Weddings

Following government guidelines any weddings and civil partnership ceremonies or registrations until 30 June 2020 will be postponed. Please email registrationservice@northamptonshire.gov.uk with the date in the subject line to rearrange.

For existing customers with weddings booked after this time, we are offering the opportunity to postpone your wedding day at no extra cost.

If you decide to cancel, refund charges may apply. Please email registrationservice@northamptonshire.gov.uk and include your scheduled wedding date in the subject field.

Citizenship ceremonies

Customers would normally be expected to book their citizenship ceremony within three months of being sent an invitation from the Home Office.

Due to the current pandemic circumstances UKVI have extended this period to six months and will keep this under constant review.

Please be advised that no adverse decisions will be made on applications because of delays caused by Coronavirus.

Coroners

It is with regret that in view of the current Covid-19 health crisis the Senior Coroner for Northamptonshire Mrs Anne Pember has made the decision that all inquests which had been provisionally set between 24 March 2020 and 1 September 2020 will be postponed to a date to be arranged.

Letters are being sent out to next of kin to explain this situation. The matter will be reviewed after 31 July 2020 and the Court Listings Officer will be in contact with next of kin, witnesses and other Interested persons after that date with a view to set new dates which are convenient to the Bereaved families.

We sincerely apologise for this delay but we will do what we can to relist inquest hearings as soon as practicable after this date.

Should you need any support or advice in relation to inquest issues you can contact the Coroners Court support service:

Telephone: 0300 1112141

Email: helpline@ccss.org.uk

Due to the current Covid-19 pandemic we ask that any non- urgent enquiries from Funeral Directors or other interested parties are emailed to the Coroner's Office at coroners.office@northamptonshire.gov.uk

We will endeavour to answer any telephone calls from next of kin but ask that you leave a message if there is no reply and we will return your call as soon as we are able to.

Temporary mortuary in Wollaston

In order to support capacity at both Northampton and Kettering General Hospitals, a temporary mortuary site has been opened on Hardwater Road, Wollaston.