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countyhallThe Isle of Wight Council’s register office will temporarily move to County Hall in Newport during next month’s Isle of Wight Festival.

From Monday 1st June at 13:00 until close of business on Friday 26th 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 27th 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 other than what is routinely available on the high street and surrounding roads.

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From 2nd June to 25th June, the Register Office will offer appointments between 09:00 and 17:00 with first priority given to death registration appointments. Telephone enquiries will continue to be handled via the existing registrar contact number on (01983) 823233.

As 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.

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