Brief History


The office of the City Civil Registrar in Zamboanga City was created under Ordinance No. 188, series of 1984. Prior to this, the Secretary to the Mayor served as Ex-Officio Civil Registrar.

The Local Government Code of  the Philippines  of  1991  (RA7160) strengthened the  existence  of the office  and  provides  that  in highly urbanized cities, like Zamboanga City, civil registration shall be performed by the  City Civil Registrar, whose office is listed  among the mandatory offices of the local government unit.

The registration of civil registry documents of  births, marriages, deaths and vital events  affecting  the  civil status of  people  in  the  local level  is being done by the City Civil  Registrar.