Calderdale Register Office holds records of all births, deaths and marriages that have taken place in Calderdale since July 1837. (For marriages that took place at a church within the last 5 years you should contact them in the first instance).
We aim to deal with certificate requests within 5 working days of receipt, although genealogical (family history) requests may take longer.
Certificates are £10 each, with a 60p postage charge.
The very minimum amount of information we require to accept a certificate request is the year and quarter in which the event took place. If this information is not yet available in our index then there are various websites that can help you with your research. Alternatively you can contact your local library. We require payment at the time of application.
You can apply for certificates:
Telephone us on 01422 288080 between 8.45 am and 5.30 pm, Monday to Thursday and 8.45 am to 5.00 pm on Friday.
We can accept payment by credit or debit card. Certificates must be posted to the cardholder's address. (We can accept a maximum of 3 requests per telephone call).
Send a stamped addressed envelope and a cheque or postal order, made payable to CMBC, along with a completed application form to:
Calderdale Register Office
Halifax HX3 0AQ.
- Birth certificate application form [PDF file 101KB]|
- Death certificate application form [PDF file 143KB]|
- Marriage certificate application form [PDF file 100KB]|.
When sending for more than one genealogical (family history) certificate we suggest sending a separate cheque for each event, in case a search is unsuccessful and we need to make a refund.
Certificates can be ordered in person at Calderdale Register Office. We are unable to issue certificates whilst you wait but aim to deal with requests within 5 working days. We can telephone you when the certificate is ready or post it to you.