Find out changes to our services and advice in response to Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Coronavirus: Registrars

From Monday June 29, our Registrars will restart birth registration, ceremonies and marriage registration services.  The registration team are finalising arrangements to provide these services in a safe manner.

For the time being all appointments will be held at 3-5 High Street, Perth. All services will be by appointment only and we ask for your safety and the safety of our staff that you do not show up early for your appointment to avoid groups of people congregating outside the building. If you are late for your appointment you will have to reschedule for another time. If you have tested positive for COVID-19 or have any of the symptoms it is important that you do not attend for your appointment.

Birth registration

Congratulations to you if you have a new born who has not yet been registered, thank you for your patience and we ask you to bear with us while we catch up with the back log of registrations over the next few weeks.

If you are resident in Perth and Kinross and you have not already been in touch with the registration team please email your name, contact telephone number and your baby's date of birth to perth-registrars@pkc.gov.uk. One of our team will get back in touch with you as soon as we can.  We will take the registration details over the telephone then arrange a time for you to attend the office at 5 High Street Perth to check and sign the register page for your baby.

Marriage and Civil Partnership

From Wednesday 15th July, ceremonies can take place with a maximum of 20 people present, please note this number includes all present, e.g. the celebrant, photographer, interpreter.

While some of the Perth and Kinross council buildings remain closed to the public the only registration office able to offer a ceremony in the short term is located at 5 High Street, Perth. If you would like to book a civil wedding or partnership, please contact the team on 01738 475121 to arrange a suitable date and time.

Please note that in support of the NHS Scotland's Test and Protect service, all parties attending our ceremony rooms will be asked to provide their name, a contact phone number, day of arrival and if possible, day of departure. Where people are attending as part of a household, details can be recorded for a single 'lead member' of the household rather than every member. The information will be securely stored for 21 days against potential future use.

If you have already lodged your notice of intention to marry and have arranged a religious or belief group celebrant to take your ceremony, please ensure you notify the registration team of any amendments to your date or venue.

The Registration team can now accept marriage notice forms by post or by email, please don't come in person to one of our offices, we won't be able to see you. For religious or belief group ceremonies we will arrange a time with you to collect your marriage schedule, if you email your notice forms and supporting documents to us, please be aware that we will need to see all original documents before we can issue your schedule.

Notices must be submitted 28 clear days before the date of your ceremony and are valid for 3 months from the date they are received. Further information and a link to download the necessary paperwork is available on our Marriage legal requirements page.

Death registration

Under the current circumstances there is no requirement to attend our offices, we are able to complete the registration with you over the telephone, please call us on 01738 475121.

Birth, Death and Marriage Certificates

To purchase a Scottish birth, death or marriage certificate if you can please use our online certificate service, alternatively you can call us to purchase a certificate, please do not come in person to one of our offices, we won't be able to see you.

For further registration information, please email perth-registrars@pkc.gov.uk or call the team on 01738 475121.