Births, marriages and deaths

Our registrars can help you to register a birth or death or make arrangements for your wedding or civil partnership.

To minimise your waiting time we mainly operate on an appointment only service. You can make an appointment by contacting us.

Office closures

The register office will close on on Wednesdays 10th and 24th July until 12 noon for staff training. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause. 

Privacy policy

Find out how the information we collect about you is used and your rights in relation to that information.

Ceremony venues and planning

Blackburn with Darwen Council have a specialist team who understand the importance of planning your celebration to perfection and are dedicated to helping you choose the right venue and that your celebration surpasses your expectations.

With a choice of ceremonies, reading and music you can make your day truly unique.

Our guidance and practical assistance will ensure that when your 'big day' arrives it will be a truly memorable occasion.

Information about our ceremony venues

Ceremonies available

Appointments at Darwen Town Hall

Appointments can be made to register births, stillbirths, deaths, give notice of marriage or plan a celebratory ceremony. This service is strictly by appointment only available Mondays and Fridays.

Contact us to make an appointment or for more information.

Appointments at children's centres (birth registrations only)

These sessions are for birth registrations only, available 2pm to 4pm alternate Wednesdays at Little Harwood Children's Centre, Robinson Street, Blackburn, BB1 5PE and Higher Croft Children's Centre, Fishmoor Drive, Blackburn BB2 3UY.

Contact us to make an appointment or for more information.

Appointments at the Royal Blackburn Hospital, Haslingden Road, Blackburn.

These sessions are for death registrations only available Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

Contact us to make an appointment or for more information.


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