Area registration service

We have eight registration offices located throughout North Lanarkshire

Our core function is to provide a statutory service on behalf of the Registrar General for Scotland, namely the registration of Births, Deaths and Marriages, the performance of Civil marriages/Civil Partnerships and the provision of advice and guidance on registration matters.  We also offer Renewal Ceremonies and Naming Ceremonies.

In addition, on behalf of Learning and Leisure Services, we clerk Attendance Councils and  Education Appeal Committees, administer the Employment of Children byelaws and provide a range of additional services in relation to school attendance.


Opening Hours







Tuesday - Friday

9 am to 5 pm closed 12.30 pm to 1.30 pm

9 am to 4 pm closed 12.30 pm to 1.30 pm


(Chryston Registration District)

Registration business by appointment.  To arrange an appointment please call Cumbernauld registration office on 01236 616390


Registration business by appointment.  To arrange an appointment please call Motherwell registration office on 01698 302206


From Monday 27 April 2015 the Registration Office currently located at Burngreen Health Centre, Kilsyth G65 0HY will be relocating to premises within Kilsyth First Stop Shop at Parkfoot Street, Kilsyth G65 9AA.  The Registration business will remain unchanged.  Registration business by appointment.  To arrange an appointment please call Cumbernauld registration office on 01236 616390

Out of Hours/EmergencyPlease call 07985 330 371

Exceptions to the normal hours of business are public holidays and emergency arrangements.

We work to the following standards:

  • We will explain clearly the services we provide
  • We will set high standards for our work
  • We will tell you what the standards are and how we perform against the standards
  • We will ensure the information you give to us will be treated in the strictest confidence. You can be assured that it will not be passed to anyone who is not entitled by law to receive it
  • We aim to treat you the way we like to be treated - fairly and sensitively
  • We will interview you in private when registering Births; Deaths and Marriages
  • We will, on request, explain clearly the legal requirements pertaining to the registration of Births, Deaths and Marriages.
  • We aim to answer all telephone calls within 6 rings.
  • We will respond to all correspondence on the day we receive it
  • We will see you as soon as possible when you arrive at a Registration Office. We aim to ensure that you will wait no longer than 10 minutes. If you are kept waiting we will explain the reason for the delay
  • We aim to produce Certificates on the same working day. We will produce Certificates of Births, Deaths and Marriages within 2 working days, provided all documentation is in order and fees are paid
  • We will clearly state our fees, and there will be no hidden charges
  • We will listen when you tell us about problems and
  • We will put issues under our control right quickly.

Joint Working Arrangements

Association of Registrars

Meet three times each year to discuss current and future issues impacting on registration.

Council Services

We recognise mail addressed to deceased persons can cause distress. Following consultation with all Council Services arrangements will come into effect from December 2005 for death informants to complete a mandate authorising us to inform Council departments of the death so departments databases are updated as quickly as possible.  This option is voluntary for customers.

National Records of Scotland

We work with the National Records of Scotland to ensure all Registration legislation is implemented. We participate in working groups established by the Registrar General to discuss and plan for implementation for new legislation.

Home Office

We liaise with the Home Office to ensure all necessary arrangements are in place for Citizenship Ceremonies.


We liaise with NHS Doctors to minimise errors on death certificates. We supply local hospitals with envelopes containing information on how to register a death in Scotland.


We liaise with hotel managers and staff to ensure arrangements are in place for conduct of ceremonies in approved places.

Police Scotland

We ensure local Police Stations have contact telephone numbers for emergency registrations


Our customers are issued with Birth and Death Wallets free of charge supplied by Lifecycle.

Registration Networking Group

We meet quarterly with representatives of Registration services throughout Scotland to share best practice and participate in benchmarking exercises.


We provide Schools with supplies of Employment Permit packs for children.


We ensure local undertakers have telephone numbers for emergency registrations.

We want our services to be excellent but we know that sometimes things can go wrong. If they do we want you to tell us.

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