Marriages and Civil Partnerships
The latest Government advice means all weddings, civil partnership formations and appointments to give notice are postponed with immediate effect for three weeks, beginning 24 March. 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.
New Citizens – Citizenship Ceremony
If you have a letter from the Home office advising you to attend a Citizenship Ceremony you have a six-month window to attend from the date on your invitation letter. This has been extended from the standard three months.
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:
All registration appointments will be conducted by telephone with immediate effect. Please book your appointment as normal, but do not attend the Registration Office.
Whilst we will do our best to contact you during the allotted half hour, this may not be possible, so please bear with us and you will get a call that day.
If the doctor has already handed you the Medical Cause of Death Certificate, please drop it in to one of the following registration offices, as soon as possible: Crawley, Chichester, Haywards Heath or Worthing. This must be done before the time of your 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.