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Registration of Births, Deaths, Marriages and Civil Partnerships

Poole Register Office is responsible for the registration of births and deaths for Poole District. We also conduct civil marriage ceremonies, including civil partnerships at the Guildhall and at licensed premises.

The Nationality Checking Service and Citizenship Ceremonies are also held at the Guildhall

All services are by appointment only.

Appointments for births, deaths, marriages and civil partnerships are available Monday to Thursday between 9am and 4pm, and on Friday between 9am and 3:30.

Appointments for the Nationality Checking Service are on Tuesdays only between 9am and 4pm.

Our telephone lines are open Monday to Thursday from 8:15am to 4:30pm and Friday from 8:15am to 4pm.

Book an appointment online to register a birth or death, or to book a notice appointment. You can also phone 01202 633744.

We hold all birth, death and marriage registers for the district of Poole dating back from 1837. Please visit our Ordering Certificates page for further information.

Where to find us

Parking at the Guildhall is restricted to ceremonial vehicles only. However, there is a multi-storey car park and a pay-and-display car park on Hill Street (BH15 1NR), as well as a multi-storey car park on Old Orchard (BH15 1SB).

(Please note: Do not use the steps on the front of the building. The entrance to the building is opposite the flats.)

Christmas and New Year opening times

  • 22 December - Office open 8.30 am to 12pm
  • 23 - 26 December - Closed
  • 27 - 29  December - Normal Office Hours 
  • 30 - 31 December - Wedding bookings by pre-arrangement
  • 1 January 2018 - Closed

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Contact us


01202 633744

The Register Office
The Guildhall
Market Street Poole
BH15 1NF

Opening Times:

Monday to Thursday - 9am to 4.30pm

Fridays - 9am to 4pm