What we do
The Isle of Wight Register Office is situated at Seaclose Offices, Fairlee Road, Newport. The Registration Service is responsible for the registration of births, deaths, marriages and civil partnerships occurring on the Island, licensing venues where civil ceremonies may be solemnised and conducting civil ceremonies.
These pages are designed to give you all the information you need to register a birth, death, marriage or civil partnership, book a ceremony or obtain a copy of a certificate. We have also included some additional links and names and addresses of related services.
The Register Office holds all the Isle of Wight birth, death and marriage registers dating from 1 July 1837 to the present day. In addition all Isle of Wight civil partnership records from 2005 onwards are held. It is possible to request a copy certificate from any archived register.
We pride ourselves in our Customer Care and hope you find this site useful. However if you have any comments regarding our service please contact us using the Contact tab located at the top of this page.
TEMPORARY MOVE FOR REGISTER OFFICER DURING THE ISLE OF WIGHT FESTIVAL JUNE 2014
Isle of Wight Council's Register Office will temporarily move to County Hall in Newport during June's Isle of Wight Festival.
From Thursday 29 May at 1pm until close of business on Friday 27 June, the office will be based at County Hall due to Seaclose Park being closed to public access. The service will be back at its usual Seaclose Park offices from Saturday 28 June.
Visitors wishing to use the Register Office should report to the main reception area at County Hall. Public parking facilities will not be provided by the Register Office, other than what is routinely available on the high street and surrounding roads.
From 27 May to 27 June, the Register Office will offer appointments between 0900 and 1700 with first priority given to death registration appointments. Telephone enquiries will continue to be handled via the existing Registrar contact number on (01983) 823233.
Because archived registers are based off-site, it will not be possible in most cases to call and collect copies of certificates on a 'while you wait' basis. The service will continue to deal with copy certificate requests within the statutory five working day maximum. Customers are advised to contact the service well in advance to order copy certificates for births, marriages, deaths or civil partnerships registered on the Island.
Ordering of copy certificates can be done either via the online by clicking on the 'Do it online' tab at the top of the page, directly over the phone, or by applying in writing to the Superintendent Registrar along with the correct fee.