Copy certificates

Applying for a copy certificate

Bury register Office holds the records for Births, Deaths and Marriages within Bury District from 1837 to date.

A certified copy may be obtained on-line (please allow 14 days delivery), or by writing or attending the Register Office. There is a fee for each certificate you require. You can pay by card, cheque or postal order (made payable to Bury Council).

Fees

The current fees are:

  • Birth, Death or Marriage Certificate issued on the same day £21.00
  • Birth, Death or Marriage Certificate two day service £10.00
  • Birth, Death or Marriage Certificate by post £10.00
  • Birth, Death or Marriage Certificate ordered online and posted out £11.00 UK, £12.00 Worldwide.

Birth certificate

There are 2 types birth certificates:

  • Short (which has the person's details only)
  • Full (which is a complete copy of the register entry). Please note that a full birth certificate is required to obtain a passport, for anyone born after 31 December 1982.

To obtain a certificate you will need to provide us with the following information:

  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Full names at birth
  • Parents names (if known).

If you cannot provide some of the above information then please contact the General Register Office in Southport - Telephone: 0300 123 1837 or Gro.gov - General Register Office.

Copy birth certificate application

If your child was born in another district such as Manchester or Bolton then you will need to contact their Register Offices to obtain a copy of the certificate.

Death certificate

If the death occurred within a month of registering please contact us before applying for a copy certificate.

Copy death certificate application

Marriage certificate

To obtain a certificate you will need to provide us with the following information:
Date of birth,

  • Date of marriage
  • Place of marriage
  • Full names of parties at time of marriage
  • Father's names if known.

If you cannot provide some of the above information then please contact the General Register Office in Southport - Telephone: 0300 123 1837 or Gro.gov - General Register Office.

Copy marriage certificate application

If you were married in a church or you within one month of getting married, please contact us before applying for a copy certificate.

Civil partnership certificate

To obtain a certificate you will need to provide us with the following information:

  • Date of civil partnership
  • Place of civil partnership
  • Full names of parties at time of civil partnership
  • The addresses of both the parties at the time of the civil partnership.

Please note that if the address can not be provided then an extract copy of the certificate will be produced at the same fee.

Copy civil partnership certificate application