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Registrar of Births, Deaths and Marriages

Local Authorities in Scotland have a statutory duty to provide a service for the registration of births, still-births, deaths, civil partnerships and marriages in each of their registration districts.

Office Address
Registrar of Births, Deaths and Marriages, 89 Commercial Street, Dundee DD1 2AF Map
Tel: 01382 435222
Fax: 01382 435224

Office Hours
Monday - Friday, 8.45 am - 4.45 pm

The registration of these events is compulsory and is governed by two main Acts of Parliament:

  • The Registration of Births Deaths and Marriages (Scotland) Act 1965
  • The Marriage (Scotland) Act 1977.

Registration is affected by several other Acts, however, and the most important of these are:

  • The Population (Statistics) Acts 1938 and 1960
  • The Adoption (Scotland) Act 1978
  • The Presumption of Death (Scotland) Act 1977
  • The Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 1990
  • Civil Partnership Act 2004

The City Registrar is responsible for ensuring that all births, deaths, still-births, civil partnerships and marriages occurring in Dundee Registration District are registered within the statutory time limits. The registration staff also deal with changes of name, marriages abroad, re-registration of births and declarations of paternity. Civil marriages can be conducted 7 days a week, 24 hours a day (in consultation with the registrar), at any place within Dundee City limits, other than religious premises. A Family History Centre has also been established to cater for the growing interest in genealogical research, both locally and world-wide.

The Section is staffed by a City Registrar, three other registrars, two Assistant Registrars and one clerical support staff. All four registrars are qualified and are authorised to conduct civil marriages.

The Registrar's Office in Dundee is situated in the heart of the city. Car parking is available at nearby Gellatly Street and the Wellgate Centre.

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Marriage and Civil Partnerships

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