Registry office

Many believe that you can "only" get married at the registry office. In reality, the registry office accompanies you throughout your life. Starting with the birth, through the registration of the marriage, the marriage up to the death, every process is recorded at the registry office.

Please see the list below for how we can help you depending on your concerns.

  • Marriages

    On your special day, we welcome you to your marriage ceremony in our wedding room in the town hall, but also gladly in the historic council hall of the old town hall. The latter is now known as the town hall on the busy Mittelstraße. In addition to the bride and groom and two witnesses, there is room for 16 people in the wedding room and 36 people in the Old Town Hall.
    Marriages take place on Wednesdays, Fridays and once a month on Saturdays.

    The wedding room

    The wedding room captivates with its modern elegance, while the council hall of the listed building exudes history and nostalgic charm.

    The council chamber

    Collage council chamber

    Decide which venue suits your ideas and arrange the date for your marriage with the team of the registry office. The prerequisite is the registration of the marriage.

    Marriage registrations and the arrangement of marriage ceremonies are possible under certain conditions. Please call us Monday through Friday at 02103/72-1329.

  • Birth registrations

    We ask you (mother and if possible father) to first contact the patient administration at St. Joseph's Hospital. There you will receive the declaration of the child's name. Please fill it out together and completely (first name and surname). According to §§ 18 + 19 of the Personal Status Act, you have a legal obligation to report your child. You are currently fulfilling this legal obligation by making the call mentioned below. Afterwards, please contact the Registry Office Hilden by telephone at 02103/72-1329. In a personal conversation, we will clarify which documents you actually have to submit and inform you about the further procedure.

  • Death notices

    As a funeral home, please submit your death completely and with original documents by mail or by dropping them in the mailbox at the main entrance to City Hall (we reserve the right to request additional documents). After processing, you will receive the death certificate for the burial in advance by mail. It is not possible to drop it off in person without first making an appointment. As an out-of-town funeral home, we will return the death certificate to you by mail upon request; alternatively, you may pick up the documents (by appointment only).

    For faster processing, you can also send us all documents in advance by e-mail to We will then be happy to send you a preliminary certificate for the burial by e-mail. The original documents must then be submitted to us for the final certification, otherwise further processing is not possible.

    If you are a relative and would like to report a death, please contact us by phone at 02103/72-1329.

  • Order certificates

  • Name changes

    Please send your request with the reason and a telephone number by e-mail to A personal appointment for name changes is not possible until further notice. However, you will be added to a callback list and will be notified as soon as appointments can be made again.

  • All concerns not mentioned

    Many other concerns can also be addressed. Please contact us at or 02103/72-1329 and we will discuss how to proceed.