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Records we hold

Blackpool registration service holds the original records

  • Of all the births, marriages and deaths that have been registered within its district since 1 July 1837
  • Civil partnership records registered in Blackpool since 5 December 2005
  • From 1890 to the present day, we only hold certificates where the birth, marriage or death took place within the local authority boundary of Blackpool.

If the life event took place in Blackpool, Fylde or Wyre between 1 Jul 1837 and 1889, then in some cases we may also hold these records. If in doubt where the event took place, search Lancashire birth, marriage and death. This website will tell you which registration service holds the record.

If the life event took place in Fylde or Wyre (or in the sub-district of Fleetwood and Fylde) from 1890 to the present day, then the record is most likely held at Lancashire Certificate Services.

Apply online

You can apply for a certified copy of a birth, marriage, civil partnership or death certificate online.

  • 7 day service - certificates cost £10
    Applications will be processed within a week, being posted out 1st class on the seventh day at the latest.

If you require a certificate urgently, then please apply over the phone or in person.

 

 Apply by telephone

You can apply for a certified copy of a birth, marriage, civil partnership or death certificate over the phone with a credit or debit card by ringing 01253 477177.

  • 7 day service - certificates cost £15
    Applications will be processed within a week, being posted out first class on the seventh day at the latest.
  • Fast-track same day processing- certificates cost £30
    Discretion applies if application is received after 3pm. We will issue if possible for same day  first class posting or for collection, but if we cannot, we will lower the charge to £20 for the next day service
  • Fast-track next day processing- certificates cost £20
    Your certificate will be posted first class the next working day, or will be ready for collection the next working day.

If you require a certificate urgently but don't live locally, please telephone us for postal arrangements.

Apply in person

You can apply for a certified copy of a birth, marriage, civil partnership or death certificate in person by calling into the Customer First Centre in Municipal Buildings, located on Corporation Street. The office is open from Monday to Friday between 9.00am and 5.00pm.

  • 7 day service - certificates cost £10
    Applications will be processed within a week and ready for collection a week later.

  • Fast-track same day processing- certificates cost £30
    Discretion applies if application is received after 3.00pm. We will issue if possible on the same day, but if we cannot, we will lower the charge to £20 for the next day service.

  • Fast-track next day processing- certificates cost £20
    Your certificate will be ready for collection the next working day.

Our office address is:

Blackpool Registration Service
Customer First Centre
Municipal Buildings
Corporation Street
Blackpool
FY1 1GB

Apply by post

You can apply for a certified copy of a birth, marriage, civil partnership or death certificate by post, enclosing a cheque or postal order and a stamped addressed envelope. Certificates cost £10. Please make the cheque or postal order payable to Blackpool Council. Post your application to:

Registration service
Blackpool Council
Municipal Buildings
Corporation Street
Blackpool
FY1 1GB

Applications will be processed within a week, being posted out on the seventh day at the latest.

Posting out certificate policy

  • We cannot issue replacement certificates until they have been missing in the post for 2 weeks.
  • If we do agree to re-issue certificates, we would ask that you collect them in person and any missing certificates will be reported as lost to the authorities
  • If you order 5 or more copies of any certificate, we will post them out to you signed delivery

Apply for your adopted record

Information on how to apply for a copy of your adoption record.

Apply for a stillbirth certificate

Information on how to apply for a Stillbirth certificate. Only the parents of the child can apply for this certificate.