Copy certificates

Our 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 requests within 5 working days of receipt, but family history (genealogy) requests may take longer.

The cost of a certificate is £10. We charge £1.70 for postage, which covers recorded delivery to UK addresses only. If you want to arrange recorded delivery for addresses abroad, contact: Calderdale Register Office . If not, it will be sent by standard international post.

The minimum information we need to accept a certificate request, is the year and quarter that the event took place. If these details are not available, there are websites that you can use to help you with your research. You can also contact your local library. Note: We require payment at the time of application.

You can apply for certificates:



  • In person

    Certificates can be ordered in person at our Register Office . We cannot issue them 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.


Births, marriages and deaths