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

Coronavirus: Registrars

Information regarding Registration Services from the National Records of Scotland (NRS):

Due to the current Covid-19 pandemic, most registration of birth, death and marriage offices in Scotland are closed to members of the public. Please be aware that during the period of the pandemic, registration offices may be operating with reduced registration staff. We ask for your patience when trying to make contact with an office. For public health reasons, registration staff will be prioritising the registration of deaths and still-births. Marriages and civil partnerships will not take place during the pandemic period, and most birth registrations will be postponed.

Local services

Registration of births - temporarily suspended

Registration of births has been temporarily suspended whilst registration offices are closed to the public. An announcement about the commencement of birth registrations appointments will be made as soon as advice is received that it is safe to re-open registration offices and conduct registration appointments in person.

Registration of Deaths and Still-births - remote registration available

NRS understands that this is a very distressing and difficult time for bereaved families. A system has been introduced to allow registrars to take 'remote' registration of deaths, by telephone. If you need the assistance of a Registrar for this service please call 01738 475121 or email perth-registrars@pkc.gov.uk and one of our Registrars will help you as soon as they can.

Registration of Marriages and Civil Partnerships - restrictions in place

Following advice on the prevention of public gatherings from the UK and Scottish Government, and to help delay the spread of Covid-19, a decision has been taken that marriages and civil partnerships will not take place in the pandemic period.

A marriage may not proceed in Scotland without the issue of a Schedule. Registrars have now been instructed to stop the issue of Schedules for marriages and civil partnerships. NRS will take advice about when it is safe to lift this restriction.

During the period when the restriction on issuing Schedules is in place, registrars have been instructed not to process any forms M10 (Marriage Notice - Scotland) received.

If you have already lodged notice of your intention to marry, or to register your civil partnership within Perth and Kinross district area, you should contact the Registration team on 01738 475121 or by email at perth-registrars@pkc.gov.uk to discuss how you wish to proceed.