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Bishop Auckland register office


Book an appointment at Bishop Auckland register office or arrange a ceremony.

virus

Our register offices will be reopening for pre-arranged appointments only from Monday 6 July.

You can make an appointment to register a birthregister a death (this will be done by telephone) and give your notice of marriage/civil partnership for weddings taking place up to 30 September 2020.

To make an appointment, contact us on 03000 266 000. Please do not visit our register offices without making an appointment first.

We are busy rearranging those weddings and civil partnerships that have been postponed during lockdown. From 1 August we'll be accepting new bookings for 2020 for our register offices and licensed venues in line with current government guidance.

All naming ceremonies and non-statutory celebrations continue to be suspended until further notice. Email any queries you have to theceremonyteam@durham.gov.uk.

You can still order certificates online or over the phone - see our Birth, death, marriage and civil partnership certificates page.

See our changes to services information or follow us on FacebookTwitter for further updates to our services.

Hold your celebration here

Our building is on the main road in a double-fronted Victorian end-terrace house.

virus

Ceremonies at Bishop Auckland register office are currently restricted to the couple and two witnesses only, to ensure the safety of those attending. You must follow social distancing guidelines at all times.

You can choose to hold your ceremony in:

  • the ceremony room which holds up to 25 people
  • the register office (for a less formal ceremony) 

Parking is usually available on the main road and on smaller side roads. There is also a small public park opposite for photographs and for guests to congregate after the ceremony.

You can book ceremonies on weekdays, weekends or public holidays - contact us to find out what dates are available.

How to get here

The Bishop Auckland Register Office is located at Cockton House, Cockton Hill Road, Bishop Auckland. DL14 6HS

Contact us
Register Office - Bishop Auckland
03000 266 000
Our address is:
  • Cockton House
  • 35 Cockton Hill Road
  • Bishop Auckland
  • County Durham
  • United Kingdom
  • DL14 6HS
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