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Records we hold at Blackpool

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 district of Blackpool
  • We do not hold current records for any event taking place outside 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.

Applying for certificates and postal options

We offer two services when applying for a certified copy of a birth, marriage, civil partnership or death certificate.

  • Standard 3 week service - Applications will be processed within three weeks and will be posted out using Royal Mail 2nd Class.
  • Priority 24 hour service - Applications will be fast-tracked and we will aim to produce certificates within 24 hours. Certificates will be posted out using Royal Mail 1st Class.

If you would rather collect your certificate from our office or would prefer to pay for a more secure type of delivery, you can also choose from the following options:-

  • Collect in person from the Customer First Centre, Municipal Buildings, Corporation Street, Blackpool. FY1 1GB
  • Royal Mail 1st Class signed for – Recorded delivery - £3
  • Royal Mail Special Delivery – Guaranteed next working Day - £8

 The cost of the certificate will depend upon the service you require and how you apply.

Apply online

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

  • Standard 3 week service - certificates cost £11
    Applications will be processed within three weeks and will be posted out using Royal Mail 2nd Class Post unless you'd rather collect in person or choose one of the enhanced postal options.

  • Priority 24 hour service - certificates cost £35
    Applications will be fast-tracked and we will aim to produce certificates within 24 hours. Certificates will be posted out using Royal Mail 1st Class Post unless you'd rather collect in person or choose one of the enhanced postal options.

 

 

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.

  • Standard 3 week service - certificates cost £16
    Applications will be processed within three weeks and will be posted out using 2nd Class Post unless you'd rather collect in person or choose one of the enhanced postal options.

  • Priority 24 hour service - certificates cost £35
    Applications will be fast-tracked and we will aim to produce certificates within 24 hours. Certificates will be posted out using Royal Mail 1st Class Post unless you'd rather collect in person or choose one of the enhanced postal options.

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 Monday to Friday between 9.00am and 5.00pm, except on Wednesdays when the office opens an hour later at 10.00am.

  • Standard 3 week service - certificates cost £11
    Applications will be processed within three weeks and will be posted out using Royal Mail 2nd Class Post unless you'd rather collect in person or choose one of the enhanced postal options.

  • Priority 24 hour service - certificates cost £35
    Applications will be fast-tracked and we will aim to produce certificates within 24 hours. Certificates will be posted out using Royal Mail 1st Class Post unless you'd rather collect in person or choose one of the enhanced postal options.

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 payable to Blackpool Council.

  • Standard 3 week service - certificates cost £11
    Applications will be processed within three weeks and will be posted out using Royal Mail 2nd Class Post.

Please post your application to:

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

Missing certificate policy

  • Once your certificate leaves our office and is passed to the Royal Mail, if it goes missing in the post and you have chosen 1st or 2nd Class postage, you will need to contact Royal Mail to investigate.
  • If your certificate does go missing, we will not issue a free replacement and you will need to purchase another.

Payment methods

  • You can pay by cash or credit and debit card at the Town Hall.
  • The online service accepts credit and debit cards but not American Express.

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.

Privacy policy

The information you give us will be used solely for the purposes of your request and will not be divulged to any other third party.