Disruption to registrar services and appointments

There are currently some changes in place to our registrar services, with the Register Office in the Town Hall being open for certain appointments only and with additional safety measures in place.

Please read the information on the relevant tabs on this page. These will tell you about the changes we've made to registrar services including births, deaths and marriages.

Attending an appointment at the Town Hall

If you have an appointment at the Town Hall, please use the entrance on the Lancaster Gate side of the building, next to the fountains.

Please also wear a face covering if you can when attending your appointment.

Death registrations

We're currently registering deaths by telephone appointments. You don't need to phone us to arrange this; we'll be informed by the hospital or GP about the death and they'll send us a copy of the medical certificate. We'll then call you to make the appointment and explain what happens next. 

After your appointment you'll be able to order and pay for the death certificates, either online or over the phone. We'll post them out to you within five days of receiving your order. 

We've temporarily removed our online form for booking a face-to-face appointment for this service.

Weddings and civil partnerships

From Monday 19 July the number of people who can attend ceremonies at the Town Hall will be:

Venue Day Maximum number of attendees (including the couple)
Register Office Thursday 6
Ceremony Suite Monday to Friday 40
Ceremony Suite Saturday 70

Although not mandatory, please wear a face covering when attending if you can.

Photographs can be taken in the ceremony rooms or outdoors, but not on the main marble stair case in the Town Hall.

Read the guidance for marriages, civil partnerships and receptions on GOV.UK.

Notice of marriage or civil partnership

Notice of marriage and civil partnership appointments are available for anyone who has booked a ceremony within the next 12 months. 

You can book online to give notice of marriage or civil partnership at Barnsley Town Hall Register Office. 

Notice of marriage or civil partnership expiry

Notice of marriage or civil partnership expires 12 months after the date it was given. If you've rearranged your ceremony because of coronavirus restrictions, you'll need to check that your notice of marriage or civil partnership is still valid.

Please complete our notice of marriage/civil partnership enquiry if it's due to expire before your ceremony, and we'll contact you to arrange another appointment. 

Birth registrations

Birth registration appointments are available in Barnsley Town Hall Register office only. You won't be able to register a birth at one of our other offices for the time being.

You can book online to register a birth at the Register Office.

Birth re-registrations

Birth re-registrations are currently suspended.

Please don't call us or try to book online, as we won't be able to arrange an appointment for you.  

Still birth registrations

You can register the birth of a still-born baby over the phone. We'll usually be notified by Barnsley Hospital and will contact you to arrange a telephone appointment. Please contact us if we haven't called you to arrange a time to register your still-born baby. 

Copy certificates

You can order a copy certificate online and we'll post this out to you. Our collection service is currently suspended.

You can also order a copy certificate from the General Register Office if you registered over six months ago.

Citizenship ceremonies

Citizenship ceremonies are currently suspended. 

The Home Office notify us of any new arrivals into the UK who have successfully applied for British Citizenship. We'll contact you to arrange a visit to the Register Office, but can't offer a full ceremony at this time.