How to get a copy certificate
Certificates are available for applications made via the postal service, online or by telephone using a credit/debit card.
Copy certificates can be ordered online from the General Register Office using a debit or credit card. Alternatively you can apply to the General Register Office, Smedley Hydro, Trafalgar Road, Birkdale, Southport, PR8 2HH or telephone 0300 123 1837.
The Salford register office holds records of births, deaths and marriages for the city of Salford (including the areas of Swinton, Pendlebury, Eccles, Worsley and Salford) from 1837.
If you wish to obtain a copy certificate for a birth, marriage or death that was registered in Salford you can apply in writing or in person at the address given below or you can apply and pay for your copy certificate online.
If you do wish to apply in person you will be asked to leave the application with us unless you pay a supplement of £11.00 for the priority service where your request will be dealt with within 30 minutes (with accurate information given).
All other certificate applications whether you apply by telephone, online or by post will be dealt with within five working days.
Please provide the following information with your request:
- The type of certificate you are seeking: birth, marriage or death
- The name or names the certificate applies to
- The date of the event
- The place of the event
- Any other relevant information that may help us to locate the certificate. This should include parents names, occupations and any addresses at the time of the event.
- You must give the reason why you are applying for the certificate.
Please note however, we cannot verify any information held within the register, you must apply and pay for the certificate. In each case, where an application is made with minimum information such as the name, quarter or year, and district, a certificate will be issued and fee charged without exception.
Our secure payments system is undergoing essential maintenance work. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.
In the meantime certificates can still be obtained by telephone, in person or by post. All contact details are at the bottom of this page.
To apply and pay for your copy certificate using our secure payments service, please follow the relevant link below:
- Birth certificate
- Death certificate
- Marriage certificate
The cost of all standard birth, death and marriage certificates is £11.00 (inclusive of the administration fee of £1.00) when applying for certificates via post, online or with a credit/ debit card. We cannot issue a certificate until we have received payment. Cheques or postal orders should be made payable to 'Salford City Council'. We will only accept a cheque when applying by post and with the cheque card guarantee details written on the reverse of the cheque.
A shorter birth certificate is available for £11.00 (inclusive of the administration fee of £1.00) when applying for certificates via post, online or with a credit/debit card. This shows the person's name, sex, date of birth and registration district of birth.
The standard birth certificate also shows place of birth, parents' names and occupations of parents.
Overseas applicants are asked to send sterling, by registered mail if possible, or a cheque drawn in pounds sterling (GBP) currency.
Note: if the certificate you have requested is unavailable then we shall issue a refund to you. However please be aware that any refunds will be issued in the same way that you have applied and can take up to two weeks to process.
The following cards are accepted for online payment:
Switch, Visa, Maestro, Visa Electron, MasterCard, Delta and Solo.
Who to contact
- Salford Register Office
- Salford Civic Centre
Map to this location
- 0161 909 6501
This page was last updated on 3 September 2014