The easiest way to apply for a replacement certificate held at the Salford Register Office is by ordering online using the link below. Please have a debit or credit card to hand for payment as this will be required at the end of the process.
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic we have limited capacity to process applications and it may take longer for you to receive your certificates.
We will still process priority applications where there is an urgent need for the certificate.
Please only apply for certificates if you cannot wait until the current restrictions are over. Unfortunately we cannot process requests for family history at this current time.
Certificates will be posted out within our current timescales, however, we cannot be held responsible for any delays due to postal delivery services.
Alternatively, you can apply directly to Salford Council by calling 0161 793 2500. A certificate can only be issued after we have received a credit or debit card payment. We cannot accept cheques.
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.
Please provide the following information with your request:
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.
The cost of all standard birth, death and marriage certificates is £12 (inclusive of the administration fee of £1). We cannot issue a certificate until we have received payment.
All certificates will be issued within seven working days from receipt of the application, unless you pay for the priority service.
A shorter birth certificate is available for £12 (inclusive of the administration fee of £1) when applying for certificates, 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.
Please note, this service is non-refundable and therefore ensure when you are applying that you have accurate information and that the event occurred within Salford.
All certificates are posted by first class Royal Mail. This office will not accept liability for any delays caused by the mail service.
We offer a priority service, this is available only if you give full and accurate information on your application. You can apply online or by telephone with a credit/debit card.
The fees for the priority service and certificate are:
The opening times of the office are Monday to Friday 8.30am to 4.30pm.
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.
Remember you can contact us quicker, easier, better online.
This page was last updated on 20 July 2021