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Request a birth, marriage, civil partnership, or death certificate

Middlesbrough Register Office can only supply certificates for births, deaths, marriages and civil partnerships that took place in Middlesbrough registration district, and the old Central Cleveland district.

If you need to apply to a different register office, you can use the General Register Office website to find contact details for that register office.

Before you apply

You can use the Tees Valley Indexes website to check whether Middlesbrough Register Office holds the record you're looking for. If you find the record you need, make a note of the reference number and quote it when you're ordering your certificate.

Please note, the Tees Valley Indexes website also holds records for Redcar and Cleveland district. If the record you need is held by Redcar and Cleveland, you'll need to order a copy of the certificate from the register office for Redcar and Cleveland.

Getting your certificate

You can apply for historical birth, death, marriage, and civil partnership certificates online.

You can decide how you get your certificate.

If you choose the standard service (£11), we'll send your certificate by second class post. We'll aim to send it within 5 working days of receiving your request, but it may take up to 15 days, in line with national standards.

If you choose the priority service (£35) you'll have the option of collecting your certificate or having it sent to you by first class post.

If you choose to have it posted, the certificate will be dispatched on, or before, the next working day (as long as your request is received before 2pm). Any orders received after 2pm will be processed in 2 working days.

If you'd prefer to collect your certificate, orders placed and paid for before 2pm will be ready for collection after 10am the next working day. Orders received after 2pm will be ready for collection after 10am in 2 working days.

You can find out more when you apply for your certificate.

Please note, we cannot accept any responsibility for certificates once they've been posted.

If you have any questions about your online application, get in touch by calling 01642 729004 or emailing

Request a birth certificate

The information we need is:

  • person's full name at birth
  • date of birth
  • place of birth
  • parents' full names including mother's maiden name

You can complete the birth certificate application form online.

Middlesbrough Register Office does not hold records of adoptions. You should apply to the Adopted Children's Register at the General Register Office for an adoption certificate.

Request a marriage certificate

The information we need is:

  • full names of both members of the marriage couple
  • date of marriage
  • place of marriage

You can complete the marriage certificate application form online.

We hold all the registers for marriages that took place at Middlesbrough Register Office or in approved premises in Middlesbrough.

We can only supply certificates for marriages which took place in a religious building in Middlesbrough if the register has been deposited with us. Registers are held at the church or place of worship until they are full. They are then deposited at the Register Office, but this can be several years after the marriage. To find out if we hold the relevant register please contact us via email to or call 01642 729004.

Request a civil partnership certificate

The information we need is:

  • names of both civil partners
  • full address of both civil partners
  • place of civil partnership registration
  • date of civil partnership registration

You can complete the civil partnership certificate application form online.

Request a death certificate

The information we need is:

  • deceased person's full name
  • date of death
  • place of death
  • age or date of birth
  • occupation

You can complete the death certificate application form online.

Other registration enquiries

The following registration enquiries can be dealt with at Middlesbrough Register Office, or you can click on the link to take you directly to the GOV.UK website:

A fee will apply to applications for corrections. Please contact us for more information.