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How to obtain a Certificate

Stockton Register Office holds records for births, deaths, marriages and civil partnerships dating back to 1837 and certified copies of the entries may be purchased from that period onwards.

You can search online for a birth, death or marriage certificate by visiting our online record search facility. Read more about the records we hold on our Online Search Help page

 

Ordering Certificates

Standard Birth, Death or Marriage certificates issued by Superintendent Registrar cost £10.00 per certificate issued within 5 working days. There is an additional £5.00 fee per certificate if you wish to use our priority 'same day' service.

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

By post
Either download the relevant certificate request form (see below) complete it and post it to the Register Office with the payment or send a letter outlining the details of the entry you require enclosing a cheque* or postal order payable to Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council.

Telephone
Over the telephone by calling 01642 527720. Please have the details of the copy certificate that you wish to purchase. We accept payment by debit/credit cards (The actual card payment processing fee, which is dependent upon card used, is also added to payment) plus the cost of 1st class postage.

In person
You can visit the Register Office to request your copy certificates you can pay with cash or we accept payment by debit/credit cards (The actual card payment processing fee, which is dependent upon card used, is also added to payment) plus the cost of 1st class postage if you require the certificates to be posted out to you.

Please note, if paying by cheque, certificates will be issued subject to cheque clearance.

A Certified Copy of Burial, cemetery map and detail of those buried can be purchased at a cost of £10.00. To verify the correct grave prior to purchase, please:

Payment can be made by cash, cheque or postal order made payable to Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council or by debit or credit card (excluding American Express). Please note, payment using debit or credit card will incur the appropriate service charge dependent upon card type.