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.
The cost of a certificate is £10. We charge £1.70 for postage, which includes recorded delivery to UK addresses only. If you wish to arrange recorded delivery for addresses abroad, contact: Calderdale Register Office . Otherwise, your certificate will be sent by standard international post.
The 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 available in our index, 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:
Send a stamped addressed envelope, a cheque or postal order made payable to CMBC, with a completed application form to: Calderdale Register Office .
- Birth certificate application form [PDF 87KB]
- Death certificate application form [PDF 93KB]
- Marriage Certificate application form [PDF 85KB]
When sending for more than one genealogical (family history) certificate, we suggest sending a separate cheque for each event. This is 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 while you wait, but aim to deal with requests within 5 working days. We can phone you when the certificate is ready, or post it to you.