View details about the Harrogate registration office at Bilton House.

Coronavirus (Covid-19) update

From 19 July 2021, there will continue to be restrictions on the number of guests attending a ceremony at our offices. Find out more.


Harrogate registration office, Bilton House

Bilton House
31 Park Parade
Harrogate
North Yorkshire
HG1 5AG

Email: registrars.harrogate@northyorks.gov.uk

Telephone: Before calling please be aware that you can book certain appointments and apply for copy certificates using our online service 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Access these services below. Telephone our customer service centre on 01609 780780 for an appointment.

Opening hours

  • Monday, 8.30am to 4.30pm
  • Tuesday, 8.30am to 4.30pm
  • Wednesday, 8.30am to 4.30pm
  • Thursday, 8.30am to 4.30pm
  • Friday, 8.30am to 4.30pm
  • Saturday, ceremonies only
  • Sunday, ceremonies only

Our registration offices are closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day.

Outside of office hours

You can find details of our out of hours service here.

Buy a copy certificate online

Buy a copy birth, death, marriage or civil partnership certificate online.   

Apply for copy certificate

You can find out more about copy certificates here.

Frequently asked questions

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There is a private parking area at the rear with a dedicated disabled space. On-street parking is available outside the office. Some areas require parking discs (available at reception) to be displayed. Please do not park on the grassed area (the Stray) to the front of the building as you may find your vehicle being removed.

Information for those wishing to hold a ceremony here

This Georgian building with excellent views over the Stray has the benefit of  a large ceremony room, the Almsford Suite that holds 32 attendees.

The number of persons allowed in the office ceremony rooms excludes the registrars but includes the couple, the witnesses, guests (including children of any age) ,any photographer and/or videographer or musician.

Your guests will have the use of a conservatory area as a waiting room before the ceremony and there is a room set aside for your use prior to an enhanced ceremony.

A landscaped patio and garden area to the rear of the building offers excellent photographic possibilities as does the famous Harrogate Stray at the front. Do feel free to throw biodegradable confetti in the garden.

There is a car park at the rear of the register office with a dedicated disabled space, and additional parking on the roads to the front of the building. Also, ramps to front and rear of building and inside, the office is fully disabled accessible.

Click and drag the interactive image below to view the interior of the registration office.