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Birth, death and marriage certificates

Stockton Register Office holds records for births, deaths and marriages dating back to 1837 and civil partnerships dating back to 2005. Certified copies of the entries can be purchased from these periods onwards.

How to search for a record

Please contact our registrars either in person, by telephone on 01642 527720 or email to search for a record.

What records we hold

We hold records dating back to 1837, covering the District of Stockton-on-Tees and some surrounding areas as detailed in the table below:

1837 - September 1953Stockton
1875 - September 1948Thornaby
1953 - March 1967Durham South Eastern (Stockton 1st)
1963 - March 1967Durham South Eastern (Stockton 2nd)
1967 - September 1971Teesside North
1938 - 1953Billingham
1953 - 1967Billingham and Hartlepool
1948 - 1968Thornaby and Stokesley
1996 - PresentBorough of Stockton-on-Tees


The Register Office at Middlesbrough holds records for the majority of births and deaths registered between October 1971 and 31 March 1996.

For information concerning marriages for the Stockton-on-Tees district between 1837 and September 1971 and for births that may have been re-registered between these dates, contact us on 01642 527720 or


How to order a certificate

You can purchase copies of certificates from the Register Office in the following ways:

  • phone 01642 527720 with the details of the copy certificate that you wish to purchase and pay with debit or credit card
  • visit the Register Office to request your certificate and pay with debit or credit card


Standard service£11 per certificate issued within five working days
Priority service£35 per certificate issued on or before next working day (applies to orders requested up to 3pm)