Births, marriages, and deaths

The Uttlesford Registration Office is located in the heart of historic Saffron Walden with an additional registration point at Dunmow Library.

Updates on our service due to Coronavirus

- from Monday 15 June, 15 registrars in Essex will be available to register a birth only. A registrar will be at Dunmow Library but you must book an appointment before your visit. There will be no registrar service available from the Uttlesford District Council offices in Saffron Walden.  


Births and Deaths

The Registrar is available by appointment only at the following times in Uttlesford.

Uttlesford Registration Office
Council Offices
London Road
Saffron Walden
CB11 4ER
Open: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 9am - 5pm

Tel: 0345 603 7632

Great Dunmow Library
47 White Hart Way
Tuesday: 9am - 5pm

Tel: 0345 603 7632

Book an appointment to see the Registrar

You can book an appointment to see the Registrar in Saffron Walden or at great Dunmow Library. Just call us on 0345 603 7632 or use our online appointments system.

Book an appointment to register a birth or death

Registering a death

All deaths should be registered within five days unless the coroner is investigating the circumstances of the death.

How to register a death

Registering a birth

All births must be registered within six weeks (42 days) of the date of birth.

How to register a birth

Marriages and civil partnerships

To make an appointment to place notice of a marriage or civil partnership, you will need to contact your local registration office. Each of you must have lived in Essex for at least seven whole days immediately before giving a notice of intention to marry. The prescribed list of evidence gives the documents needed for your notice of marriage appointment.

If neither of the Uttlesford offices is convenient, you can check where your nearest office is by using, the Essex County Council registration office list

Requesting a copy of a birth, death or marriage certificate

You can now request a copy of a birth, death or marriage certificate online which can then be posted directly to their home. The service is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week through the Essex Record Office.

Request a certificate


Additional information

Essex coroner service

Tell Us Once on GOV.UK is a service that lets you report a death to most government organisations in one go

► What to do when someone dies - a guide put together by Essex County Council

Civil partnership ceremonies

Citizenship ceremonies

► Book and pay for a registrar

Hire the Flitch Room for a wedding or other ceremony at Uttlesford District Council