Type: Public Bodies

Rural Gozo Directorate

The Rural Gozo Directorate promotes, supports, and manages the agriculture and fisheries sectors in Gozo. It provides various services to farmers and fishermen through logistical, technical, and financial support in various aspects of their work. It also provides other services to the general public including the upkeep of public gardens and parks.

Sections within the Directorate:

• Afforestation, Parks and Public Gardens
• Cold Stores
• Dawwara Nursery
• Fisheries Office
• Front Office Paying Agency
• Government Experimental Farm
• Gozo Civil Abattoir
• Imġarr Inspectorate
• Veterinary Services

Head Office Opening Hours:

Monday to Friday from 07.00 to 15.00

Public Registry (Gozo)

This office is responsible for the registration and issue of copies of Acts of Birth, Marriage and Death. It also deals with all annotations to these Acts.  Statistical data is also regularly supplied to Government departments.

Marriage Registry 

Religious Marriages

Between three (3) months and six (6) weeks before marriage date, the couple should make a request for the publication of marriage banns at the Public Registry. Couples are requested to call for an appointment on telephone number +356 22156381.

The couple should provide:

  1. Birth certificates (In case of applicants whose birth is not registered at the Malta Public Registry).
  2. Identity cards and copies thereof
  3. A photocopy of the identity cards of the witnesses.

The Marriage Registrar should be given the following information:

  1. The church or place where the marriage will be held
  2. The date of marriage
  3. The name and surname of the priest who will celebrate the marriage ceremony
  4. The surname which the bride will be using after marriage (her maiden surname, her husband’s or, in the case of widows, possibly that of her predeceased spouse).

Ten days prior to the marriage date the couple are to collect three documents prepared by the Marriage Registry and submit them to the Parish Priest of the place where the wedding ceremony will be held. After the Nuptial Mass, together with the witnesses and the priest who administered the Marriage Sacrament, the couple should sign their Marriage Certificate; the bride should sign using her maiden surname, or if she is widowed, her late husband’s surname.

Maltese nationals who plan to marry foreigners or persons who have lived abroad for a period of time, should request more information from the Marriage Registrar.

Civil Marriages

Those couples who opt for a Civil Marriage have to satisfy the same obligations and formalities requested for a religious marriage.

A Civil Marriage may take place at the Marriage Registry Office, or at any other public place that is accepted by the Marriage Registrar.

Other Services offered by the Marriage Registry:

  • As regards women who have completed procedures for Legal Separation, the Marriage Registry annotates the change to their maiden surname.
  • Legitimation of children born out of wedlock, when the parents marry each other.
  • Office hours:
    Winter (1st October – 15th June) Opening hours: Monday to Friday from 8.00 – 14.00 Summer (16th June – 30th September) Opening hours: Monday to Friday from 7.30 – 12.00

N:B Any full certificate (i.e. Births, Deaths or Marriages) registered at the Public Registry of Malta prior to 1st January 1995 cannot be obtained from the Public Registry of Gozo. Such copy of a full act certificate can be ordered either online from certifikati.gov.mt or by visiting the Public Registry of Malta during opening hours.

Registration and Notification Services of Births and Deaths in Gozo

Office hours:

  • Summer (16th June – 30th September) Opening hours: Monday to Friday from 7.30 – 12.00 and Saturday from 7.30 – 11.00
  • Winter (1st October – 15th June) Opening hours: Monday to Friday from 8.00 – 13.00 and Saturday from 7.30 – 11.00

Services Gozo Directorate

This Directorate is responsible of the sections listed below with the aim to provide a quality and timely service to the citizen when administering the various schemes and subsidies issued by the Ministry for Gozo. The Directorate is also responsible to provide community service to the vulnerable, the elderly and people with disability and to provide facilities and services to the people practicing sports in Gozo.

The sections listed underneath form part of the Services Gozo Directorate

• Care for the Elderly and Persons with Disability Section

• Santa Marta Day Care Centre for Persons with Disability

• Social Work Unit

• Social Housing Office

• eResidence Unit

• Passport Office

• Industrial and Employment Relations Office

• Licensing and Testing Office

• Health Inspectorate Services Office

• Social Security Offices – Victoria and Nadur

• Gozo Sports Complex

• Trade Office

• Subsides and Schemes Section

• Notary to Government Office

• Non-Government Organisation Centre

Contact Details:

Helpdesk queries link: https://helpdesk.mgoz.gov.mt/support/home

Corporate Services Directorate

This Directorate provides services of a corporate nature to all the Divisions and Directorates under the Ministry for Gozo. Core services include, Accounting and Finance, Procurement, People Management and Salaries.

The Corporate Services Directorate also incorporates the Legal Office, the Central Registry, the Logistics and Support Unit, the Main Reception, and the management of the Exhibition Halls.

It is responsible for the drafting of annual Business Plans and HR Plans.

Intervention Unit

The aim of the Intervention Unit is to be responsive to the public needs and to intervene on minor interventions whenever requested or required.


Operate a freephone service where the general public can report about incidence of litter, damage to public property and non-collection of waste.

The Intervention Unit acts on reports regarding minor interventions raised by the public along roads and public areas falling under the direct responsibility of the Ministry for Gozo.

On a regular basis, onsite inspections along roads and public areas falling under the direct responsibility of the Ministry for Gozo are held.

Office Hours

1st October to 15th June:

Monday to Friday from 07.15 to 16:45

16th June to 30th September: