Registrars coronavirus information

To minimise face-to-face contact and group meetings—which will help to prevent the spread of coronavirus—some services will need to be delivered differently.

Face coverings

We would encourage anyone visiting the Register Office at Sale Town Hall to wear a face covering to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Information for parents registering a new baby in the current environment

To book an appointment to register a birth please telephone 0161 912 3026 between 9am - 4pm Monday to Friday. Please do not email the Register Office about appointment availability unless it is an emergency. Please do not attend your appointment if you have any symptoms of COVID-19.

Information for bereaved families registering a death in the current environment

Emergency legislation has come into effect to allow death registrations to be taken by telephone by the Registrar, so that families do not have to attend the register office to complete a face to face registration.

Families can give the certifying doctor their permission to share their contact details with us, so that we can phone them directly to make arrangements for a telephone appointment. Alternatively you can telephone us direct on 0161 912 3026 Monday to Friday 9am to 4pm.

Marriage Ceremonies and Civil Partnership Formations

Wedding and Civil Partnership update

With affect from the 19th July 2021 Government restrictions on numbers attending ceremonies have been removed.

The capacity in our ceremony room at Sale Town Hall has increased to 35, this includes the couple, the two Registrars any photographer and children attending. Registration Staff would like to encourage the wearing of facemasks, sanitizing and distancing whilst visiting Sale Town Hall for ceremonies in order the minimise the spread of infection.

If you have any concerns about a forthcoming ceremony booked with ourselves please email We greatly appreciate your patience during this extremely busy time.

If you have a Marriage or Civil Partnership booked and have not been able to give notice, please contact us on 0161 912 3026 to arrange an appointment.

Certificate applications

Trafford Register Office are operating an online priority and non-priority service at the moment.