The latest Government advice means all weddings, civil partnership formations and appointments to give notice are postponed with immediate effect for the next three weeks. We will keep this under review according to Government advice.
If you have a ceremony or notice appointment in the next three weeks, someone in our team will be in contact shortly to discuss your options. We are working our way through, prioritising the most imminent first.
If you wish to postpone or cancel your booking after those three weeks, given the current uncertainty, please be assured that we are working our way through the list. From 24 March, we are giving full refunds for anyone wishing to cancel their ceremony and we do not charge for like-for-like postponements.
If you have a letter from the Home Office giving you a three-month deadline to attend a ceremony, this has been automatically extended to six months. As soon as we are able to arrange Citizenship Ceremonies we will update the website
All West Sussex Libraries are now closed until further notice. However, our teams are working hard to ensure you can still access the service online.
View our current offer to read books, magazines and newspapers digitally, listen to audiobooks and learn from home. We are also working on filming some of our regular library activities, such as Toddler Rhyme Time, for you to use.Library FAQs
Registration offices are currently closed in Midhurst, Burgess Hill, East Grinstead, Littlehampton and Storrington.
Registering a death:
In light of the current guidance, we are asking that only the main person informing us of a death attends the appointment. We would also ask that anyone who is in self-isolation arranges for an alternative informant - who has not been in contact with anyone who has the virus - to collect the Medical Certificate of Death and attend the appointment.
Registering a birth:
We will not be carrying out any birth registration appointments for the next three weeks, beginning Wednesday 25 March.
The West Sussex Record Office is now closed for foreseeable future.