The Registration Service is open for the following essential services:

  • The registration of Births, Deaths, Stillbirths, Civil Partnerships & Marriages
  • The solemnisation of civil marriages and accepting & processing marriage paperwork for marriages and civil partnerships.

Please call to speak to a Registrar if you would like to discuss any registration requirement. 

Office Opening Times

Stirling (01786 233961)

Monday to Friday 9am – 4pm

Balfron (01630 440315)

Monday to Friday 9am – 1pm, 2pm – 4pm

Aberfoyle (01877 382986)

Monday to Friday 9am – 1pm, 2pm – 4pm

Killin (01567 820655)

Death registration by appointment only

The Callander and Dunblane offices are closed until further notice – please contact one of the offices above.

Births

In order to reduce face to face contact, we are using a hybrid method of birth registration. If you would like an appointment to register the birth of your baby, please call one of our offices listed above to speak to a Registrar who will explain this process.Deaths

Registrars will continue to register deaths remotely. Please remember although you will not attend for a face to face appointment, our Registrars will still be there to help you and they will guide you through this process.

It is the responsibility of the GP or Hospital Doctor (if the death occurred in hospital) to email a Form 11,’Medical Certificate of Cause of Death (MCCD)’ to the Registrar at Stirling. It would help if the contact details of the informant are also included in the email. If no contact details are included it is then the responsibility of the informant to contact the Registration office. The informant is usually a family member/next of kin.

The original Medical Certificate of Cause of Death should then be posted to Stirling Registration Office by the GP or Hospital Doctor and once received the Registration process can begin.

During the period of the pandemic, the registration process may involve multiple contacts between registrar and informant before it is completed, but the registrar will do their best to make the registration as straightforward and timely as possible in the current circumstances.

Address for posting Medical Certificate of Cause of Death (MCCD) are:

Stirling: Registration Service, The Tolbooth, Broad Street, Stirling FK8 1DE

Please do not send the MCCDs to any other office within Stirling Council.

Still-birth

Registrars will continue to carry out still-birth registrations remotely. There will be no face to face appointments. Please call to speak to a Registrar if you would like to discuss any registration requirement during these revised arrangements.  We understand that you still need support during this difficult time and our Registrars are here to help.

In order to register the still-birth it is the responsibility of the Midwife or Hospital Doctor to email Form 6 ‘Medical Certificate of Cause of Still-birth’ to the Registrar in the local area as identified by the informant. The informant is often a family member or if that’s not possible, the Funeral Director.  It would help if contact details of this informant/family member or Funeral Director could be included with the Medical Certificate of Cause of Still-birth.  If no contact details are included it is then the responsibility of the informant to contact the Registration office to start the process of registration.

The original Medical Certificate of Cause of Still-birth should then be posted to the office of the Registrar by the Midwife or Hospital Doctor.

Once an emailed Medical Certificate of Cause of Still-birth is received by the registration team the process of registration can begin.

It may take more than one phone call to finalise the registration process.  Due to this, still-births no longer need to be registered within a 21 day period.

If the still-birth is to be registered in Stirling then the Certificate should be emailed to us

Address for posting Medical Certificate of Cause of Stillbirth are:

Stirling: Registration Service, The Tolbooth, Broad Street, Stirling FK8 1DE

Balfron: Registration Service, 32 Buchanan Street, Balfron G63 0TR

Aberfoyle: Registration Service, Main Street, Aberfoyle FK8 3UQ

Killin: Registration Service, c/o Killin Library, Main Street, Killin FK21 8UW

Please do not send the Medical Certificate of Cause of Stillbirth to any other office within Stirling Council as they are currently closed.

Marriage/Civil partnerships

Our Registrars always aim to make your wedding day as special as possible. Due to the constantly changing circumstances and restrictions throughout different parts of the country, couples may wish to consider postponing their wedding day.  We are open to advance bookings to help with this. We also ask that for ceremonies still going ahead during the pandemic, that you consider the safety of yourselves and your guests by limiting the number of attendees and the distance they are travelling to attend your wedding.  Please see the current restrictions.

Ceremonies can have a maximum number of 20 guests. This limitation includes the couple being married, guests, children and photographer but does not include the Registrar/Celebrant or any necessary interpreter.

Regardless of where your ceremony is taking place, face coverings must be worn at all times. The only exception to this is for the couple being married, who can remove their face coverings during the ceremony only.

For ceremonies taking place in any of our registration offices, there is a Test & Protect QR code to scan and complete on entering the building – this can be completed as a group for attendees living in the same household.

Everyone must also adhere to the mandatory 2-metre distancing rule.

Failure to comply with any of these requirements may result in the ceremony being postponed.

Couples must give at least 29 days’ notice of their intention to marry (i.e. return completed marriage notice forms (M10’s), all accompanying documents and fees) However, due to current restrictions, it may take longer than normal to process your marriage/civil partnership paperwork. It is therefore recommended that you return your paperwork as early as possible. The earliest you can submit your paperwork is 3 months before the date of your ceremony.

Please post your completed Marriage/Civil Partnership Notices and accompanying documents (which must be originals) to one of the following offices:

Stirling: Registration Service, The Tolbooth, Broad Street, Stirling FK8 1DE for ceremonies taking place in or around Stirling & Dunblane.

Balfron: Registration Service, 32 Buchanan Street, Balfron G63 0TR for ceremonies taking place in or around Balfron.

Aberfoyle: Registration Service, Main Street, Aberfoyle FK8 3UQ for ceremonies taking place in or around Aberfoyle & Callander.

Killin: Registration Service, Killin Library, Main Street, Killin FK21 8UW for ceremonies taking place in or around Killin.

Please do not send your documents to any other office within Stirling Council as they are currently closed.

Please remember to include your contact details on any correspondence.

Please contact the relevant office if you require further information.

  • Certificates: Certificates are currently unavailable. In the event of an urgent request please contact the relevant office. Please note that urgent requests will incur a Certificate Fast Track Fee of £5.00. We will endeavour to post your certificates out within 3 working days from receipt of payment.
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  • Citizenship ceremonies- All forthcoming ceremonies will be done on an individual basis by appointment at the office in Stirling.

Last updated: Tuesday, November 3, 2020 9:31 AM