About the Register Office

It is more than 170 years since the national system for registering births and deaths was introduced. Civil marriage came in at the same time.

The registration service nationally creates over 1.5 million records of births, stillbirths, marriages, civil partnerships and deaths every year. This normally involves parents, relatives or couples wishing to marry visiting their local register office at least once during a lifetime. These records are kept in paper registers at local register offices.

Locally we also offer a range of non statutory services, these include:

  • Baby naming
  • Renewal of vows
  • Change of name service

North Lincolnshire Registration Service is based in Scunthorpe at the Scunthorpe Central.

More information about registering births, stillbirths, deaths, civil partnerships and marriages can be found on the General Register Office website.


The Register Office is open

Monday to Friday 9am-4pm

Saturday 10am to 4pm

You can contact us

In person – Scunthorpe Central, Carlton Street, Scunthorpe, North Lincolnshire DN15 6TX

By email – registrars@northlincs.gov.uk

By telephone – 01724 298555

If you need to contact a registrar in an emergency outside office hours, please call the CCTV Centre on 01724 276444

They will contact us on your behalf and arrange for you to be called back.