What is the Registration Office opening hours?
Monday to Friday, 9.00 am to 4.30 pm (closed 12.45 pm – 1.30 pm).
No appointment required.
How do I register a death?
How do I register a birth?
How can I get a certified copy of a marriage certificate?
This office no longer holds marriage records for marriages that took place in the Lisburn District from 1 April 1845 for non-Roman Catholic marriages and from 1 January 1864 for all marriages up to the present day. To apply for a certificate for any of the above marriages, please contact the General Register Office on 0300 200 7890 or 028 9151 3101 (ringing from outside Northern Ireland) or www.nidirect.gov.uk
We can issue marriage certificates for any marriages that took place in Northern Ireland from 2004 onwards. If you would like to request a certified copy of a particular marriage registration, you must be able to provide us with the exact date and place of the marriage, along with couples full name and a fee of £15.00.
How can I get a copy of a birth certificate or a death certificate?
The local Registration Offices only hold records for births and deaths registered in Northern Ireland from 1997 to the present day.
Prior to that date you will have to apply through the General Register Office in Belfast who can trace birth records from 1864 onwards. You can call them on 0300 200 7890 or 028 9151 3101 (ringing from outside Northern Ireland) or visit their website on www.nidirect.gov.uk
How do I make a provisional booking for a civil wedding or civil partnership registration in the Registrar’s Office or approved venue in the Lisburn area?
If you are planning on having a civil wedding or having a civil partnership registration in the Registrar’s Office, Lisburn or approved venue in Lisburn, you must call into the Registration Office in the Civic Centre and complete a provisional booking form our telephone this office. It is very important to do this as soon as possible, as we get booked up very quickly.
Easter to October is our busiest season and Fridays and Saturdays are particular popular days.
You are recommended to provisionally book a registrar as early as possible to secure the date and time.
How much notice do I have to give to get married?
For all marriages (religious or civil) and also civil partnership registrations, you may give notice once you are within a year of your wedding date/civil partnership registration date and no later than 14 days before the wedding date/civil partnership registration date.
Notices should preferably be with the Registrar 8/10 weeks before your ceremony to ensure everything is in order to allow the schedule to be issued on time.
No appointment is necessary.
What is the Cemeteries Office opening hours?
Monday to Friday 8.30 am to 4.30 pm (closed 1.00 – 1.45 pm)
Saturday 8.30 am to 12.30 pm
What Cemeteries does Lisburn City Council maintain?
Lisburn New Cemetery
Lisburn New Cemetery Extension
Blaris Old Graveyard
Can I purchase a plot in a Lisburn City Council Cemetery?
The only time you can purchase a plot is at the time of an interment, presently in Lisburn New Cemetery.