Births, deaths and marriages

Civil partnerships allow same sex couples to obtain legal recognition of their relationship and celebrate their commitment to one another.

If you are organising a burial, or burial following a cremation, there are a number of options available to you.

The council owns and maintains a number of cemeteries, where new and existing plots are available for burials and burials following cremation.

If you have been granted British citizenship, you must attend a citizenship ceremony within three months of approval being granted, or you may need to make a new application for citizenship.

If a birth, death, marriage or civil partnership took place in Knowsley, you can apply for a copy certificate.

If you wish to marry or form a civil partnership you must make an appointment to give notice at the register office in the district where you have lived for the last seven full days prior to giving notice. Giving notice of marriage.

You may wish to arrange for a memorial headstone or plaque to be placed on the grave of a loved one or family member laid to rest in a Knowsley cemetery.

A naming ceremony is a non-religious ceremony to celebrate the birth and naming of a child or to welcome an adopted child or stepchild of any age into a new family.

We receive a large number of Freedom of Information (FOI) requests about Bona Vacantia cases. To make it easier for you to find this information, we publish all the cases we refer to the Treasury Solicitor within this section.

You must register your baby within 42 days of the birth. Births should be registered at the local register office for the area where the birth took place. Registering a birth.

A death should be registered within 5 days unless a coroner is investigating the circumstances surrounding the death. Deaths should be registered at the local register office for the area where the death took place. Registering a death.

A Renewal of Vows Ceremony is a non religious ceremony for couples who would like to celebrate renewing their vows and commitment to each other.

Personal information which you are required by law to provide for a registration will be kept by the relevant local registration officer. Find out more information by viewing the privacy notice.