Births, marriages and deaths

Please note our secure payments system is undergoing essential maintenance work. You will not be able to order and pay for certificates online during this period. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

The Salford register office is located at Salford Civic Centre, Chorley Road, Swinton.

The office is open from 8.30am to 5.00pm. For certificate requests, you must submit your application by 4.00pm at the latest, if you are applying in person. If you apply by telephone and wish to use the priority service, you must give your details and payment no later than 1.00pm for a same day service. Any telephone applications for the priority service received after 1.00pm will be dealt with and posted first class on the following working day.

The council is responsible for the registration of births, marriages and deaths, and the issuing of birth, marriage and death certificates, for the Salford registration district. We also conduct civil marriage ceremonies, including civil partnerships and marriages in licensed premises.

If you need to see a registrar, please contact the register office.

Following the replacement of the maternity unit at Salford Royal Teaching Hospital, with a midwifery-led birth centre, a special arrangement has been made to allow Salford residents whose babies are born in Manchester or Bolton, to register locally at the Salford register office.

Same sex marriages

Visit our same sex marriage page for information about the new law introducing same sex marriages.

Priority application service for certificates

Salford register office offer a priority service for applications for certificates. Where the certificate request is urgent, the application will be dealt with within 30 minutes for a supplement of £11 added to the certificate fee.

Certificate fees

All other types of applications for certificates will be dealt with within seven working days whether you choose to apply by post, by telephone with a debit/credit card or online. You may also choose to come into the office and complete an application and leave it with us to be dealt with within five working days for the standard certificate fee:

  • Standard certificate fee £10 in person
  • Standard certificate fee £11 by post or telephone (which includes £1 administration fee)

Requests for genealogy will be dealt with within seven working days unless you choose to apply for the priority service to which a supplement of £11 will be added to the certificate fee. However, for genealogy requests on a priority service, we cannot complete searches, you must provide as a minimum the full name, year, quarter and district.

Family history certificate applications

Certificate applications received by this office will be searched on the basis of name, year, quarter and district of registration. We will verify parent(s) names if provided but no other additional information will be verified such as occupations, age and addresses before issuing the certificate. In each case where the name, year, quarter and district correspond with those given by the applicant a certificate will be issued and fee charged without exception.

Any correspondence received by this office without the appropriate certificate fee, enquiring about parentage or requesting any information that may be on a certificate, will not be verified and will be returned to the applicant.

Salford Royal University Teaching Hospital

For your convenience, a registrar is now available each Tuesday at the Pam Woods Suite within the bereavement centre, to register deaths which have occurred within the hospital. Please request an appointment at the bereavement centre when you visit the hospital.

Child and baby naming ceremonies

The register office can provide baby and child naming ceremonies.

Renewal of vows ceremonies

We also offer renewal of vows ceremonies for any couple who wish to celebrate their original vows made to one another.

Civil partnership ceremonies

Couples of the same sex may enter into the Civil Partnership Register. This is a legal procedure which allows same sex couples similar rights given to married couples.

Civil partnerships may take place at Salford register office or at one of our approved venues.

Need a copy certificate?

Copy certificates for births, marriages and deaths in Salford registration district can now be requested and paid for online.

Who to contact

Register Office
Civic Centre
Chorley Road
M27 5DA
Map to this location
0161 909 6501
0161 603 6892

This page was last updated on 2 February 2016

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