Copy certificates for births, deaths and marriages
Anyone can apply for a copy certificate, even if it is not their
own or a member of their family. All applicants are asked to
give their name and address and their reasons for wanting the
certificate. We keep the records of applications for 2 years.
This helps to monitor the fraudulent use of copy certificates.
We hold birth, marriage and death records for Rochdale,
Littleborough, Milnrow and Heywood from 1837 to present day. Most
records for Middleton are also held at Rochdale. Please check with
the Register Office before applying.
If you require certificates for family tree purposes, it is
better to write or email us with the details giving us as much
information as possible relating to the certificate you require. We
will let you know the results of the search within 48 hours.
Apply for a copy certificate
You can download the following forms to use for applying in
person, by post or by email. Please be aware that if sent as a file
attachment the forms and the information given including your
credit or debit card details are NOT transferred by means of a
secure online payments site.
Call in for a copy certificate - If
you visit the Register Office we offer a priority service. If
you need the certificate the same day, the fee is £16,
alternatively you can collect the certificate after 2 working
days for a fee of £10. You can pay by cash, cheque, postal order or
credit or debit card. You'll need to complete the relevant
Ring us for a copy certificate - You
can apply by telephone and pay for the certificate by credit
or debit card and we will despatch your certificate by first
class post within 24 hours for a fee of £21. We post applications
received before 3pm the same day. You'll need to complete the
relevant application form.
Write to us for a copy certificate - If you
would like to apply by post, the fee is £10 per certificate. Postal
applications should be addressed to the Superintendent Registrar at
Rochdale Register Office and be accompanied by a cheque or postal
order, payable to Rochdale MBC. If you write to us with full and
accurate details of the certificate you require with the correct
fee, we will post it the same day. You'll need to complete the
relevant application form.
Email us for a copy certificate - Should you
wish to apply by email, please be aware that if giving your credit
or debit card details they will not be transferred by means of a
secure online payments site. We aim to respond to emails within 48
hours. If we are able to locate the entry you require, we will
provide a reference with which you can telephone the office with
your credit/debit card details. Please telephone Rochdale Register
Office using the contact details provided on this page to request
your certificates. You'll need to complete the relevant application
Rochdale Register Office
Rochdale OL16 1AB
Tel: 01706 924784
Fax: 01706 924786
Email: Register Office