Local authorities in Scotland have a statutory duty to provide a service for the registration of births, stillbirths, deaths, marriages and civil partnerships.
Our registrars record these events (and others such as change of names) and conduct civil ceremonies. They also issue birth, death and marriage certificates.
Order Certificates: you can order a Scottish birth, death or marriage certificate (called ‘extracts’ in Scotland) from 1855 onwards or a Civil Partnership certificate from 2004 to date.
Office Opening Hours and Services
Our Registration Offices operate an appointment system.
Tell Us Once
As part of the registration service we are offering the free Tell Us Once service which can help you inform council and government departments about a birth or a death.
This means you won't have to send a copy of the birth or death certificate in the post, as we can contact organisations that need to know on your behalf or give you a reference number so that you can notify them online or by calling a Free phone number.
When you are booking an appointment to register a birth or death please let us know if you wish to use this service. More information, including what you will need to bring with you is available via the Tell Us Once page.
Further information including how to register a birth or death, or make arrangements for a Marriage or Civil Partnership can be found on the website of the National Records of Scotland .