Coronavirus Latest Information

The Essex Record Office is to close as we enter a new national lockdown – with certificate service available online

Essex County Council confirms that the Essex Record Office Searchroom will be closed to the public whilst England is under a national lockdown in-line with government guidance.

The ERO wedding venue will not be able to host weddings.

You will still be able to access many remote services including ordering Birth Marriage and Death certificates.  

Services still available

We will be maintaining several services during this period of closure, though this will be under constant review. Many of these services can be accessed through our website.

Currently these include:


Our search and reprographics service will be suspended until further notice.

We are sorry for any inconvenience caused by these changes to our usual service and would like to thank you for your understanding. Please keep checking our social media pages and website for updates.


We would also like to thank you for your support for the Essex Record Office as we continue to preserve and keep secure the archives of Essex for generations to come.