Copy certificates

How to order a copy certificate

If you would like to apply for a copy certificate for a birth, death or marriage that was registered in Trafford, you can either:

Apply by phone, post or in person

If you wish to apply for copy certificate by telephone and would like to make a credit card or debit card payment please call 0161 912 3026. Alternatively you can call into our office Monday to Friday 9.00am to 4.00pm and make your application for a copy certificate in person.

Applications received after 2.00pm will be deemed to be received the next working day.

  • Statutory fee £10.00 - certificate issued within 7 working days of receipt of application.
  • Priority fee   £20.00 - certificate issued within 24 hours of receipt of application.

The postage options are:

  • £2 for Royal Mail signed for
  • £7 for Royal Mail special delivery signed for before 1pm the next working day

If applying by post please make cheques payable to Trafford Council with a stamped addressed envelope enclosed.

Apply by email

Customers can email us at giving details about the certificate they require along with their own contact details and we will search for the record and contact them explaining how they can apply.

Searching for records outside of Trafford

If you wish to extend your search to other areas of Cheshire, Lancashire or further a field, please use one of the following links: