Births, deaths, marriages and civil partnerships


Birth registrations, death registrations and notice of marriage or civil partnership can now be seen at Bexhill library by appointment.

Book online or call 0345 60 80 198 and select the option for Hastings register office.

Take a look at our Ceremony Brochure

Getting married

Useful information to help you organise your special day, from choosing a venue to registering your marriage.

Registering a birth

Register your baby's birth in East Sussex. Book online or phone for an appointment.

What to do after a death

Practical guidance for the bereaved. Book online or call for an appointment to register a death or stillbirth.

Southover Grange

Make your special day one to remember with our unique range of Southover Grange Ceremony Packages

Other ceremonies

We can also provide you with ceremonies to welcome your child into the family or renew your marriage vows.

Civil partnerships

How to organise a civil partnership for same sex couples. This is different to a Same Sex Marriage.

Order certificates

How to get copies of birth, marriage or death certificates.

British citizenship

Applying to be a British citizen, and citizenship ceremonies.

Settling in the UK

European Passport Return Service (EPRS) Settlement Checking Service (SCS)

Name changes

How to change your name so it is recognised officially.

Licensing a venue for legal ceremonies

How to register buildings to hold civil marriage ceremonies.

Contact us

Contact details, opening hours and directions for our Register Offices.