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Civil partnerships

From 1 January 2021, Rochdale Register Office will no longer be located within Rochdale Town Hall. It is moving to a new home at Number One Riverside in Rochdale town centre as the town hall is closing for renovations.

All Register Office services will be available from Number One Riverside, including marriage and civil partnership ceremonies.

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Civil partnerships are a legally recognised union formed by the signing of the civil partnership schedule in the presence of 2 witnesses and a civil partnership registrar.

How to form a civil partnership

You'll need to follow these steps to form a civil partnership.

  1. See who can form a civil partnership
  2. Find locations for your ceremony
  3. Provisionally book your ceremony
  4. Give notice of civil partnership
  5. Choose your promises
  6. If you've chosen your ceremony to take place at Rochdale Register Office, find out what happens on the day of the ceremony
  7. Receive your civil partnership certificate

Certificates for your civil partnership

At your ceremony you'll be presented with a commemorative certificate.

Once the partnership registration has been updated on the computer national database, you'll receive a certified certificate to confirm the registration of your partnership. Your certified certificate will usually be available for collection or posting the next working day.​​


01706 924784

Phone: Monday-Friday 9am-4.45pm.
Fax: 0844 963 2314

Find the Register Office on a map

Rochdale Register Office
Town Hall
Vicars Gate
Rochdale OL16 1AB

Opening hours

Monday - Friday: 9am - 4.15pm
(On the last Tuesday of each month, the office opens at 10.30am)
Saturday and Sunday: ceremonies only

Birth registration, death registration and giving notice of marriage - by prior appointment only