Applying for certificates
Blackpool registration service holds the original records of all the births, marriages and deaths that have been registered within its district since 1July 1837 up to the present day.
We also hold Civil Partnership records registered in Blackpool since 5 December 2005.
If the event for which you require a certificate took place in Blackpool, then we will hold the record. If the event took place in Fylde or Wyre, then in some cases we may also hold these records. If in doubt where the life event took place, search for Lancashire birth, marriage and death certificates. The website will tell you which registration service holds the record.
You can apply for a certified copy of a birth, marriage, civil partnership or death certificate online. We operate a 5 working-day service. You can pay with a credit or debit card. The fee is £12.
Please read through the online instructions carefully and make sure we hold the record you require before you order.
Apply for certificates online
Apply over the phone
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. We operate a 5 working-day service. The fee is £15. Please phone 01253 477177.
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. We are open from Monday to Friday between 9.00am and 4.30pm.
You will need to fill in an application form with your own details as well as the details of the person whose certificate you are applying for.
5 Working-Day Service - certificates cost £10.
If an application is received on Monday, your certificate will be ready for collection the following Monday.
Fast-Track Same Day Service - certificates cost £28.
Application form needs to have been handed in by 4pm.
Our office address is:
Blackpool Registration Service
Customer First Centre
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:
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.