Duplicate Birth, Death, Marriage and Civil Partnership Certificates

Covid-19 guidance for certificate applications

  • The Register Office is now closed to the public
  • Use the online application form below to order your certificate
  • When we have located the correct entry, we will phone you for payment and send you the certificate(s) by post
  • We will process certificate orders as quickly as possible but please be aware that there may be some delay
  • All certificates are exact copies of the full record made at the time of the birth, death or marriage.

Apply for a duplicate certificate

To obtain a duplicate certificate use the online forms below to request a duplicate certificate, you can also request these in person.

Please note that there are no facilities at the Macclesfield Registration Office to issue duplicate certificates.

or apply in writing to:

The Register Office
Municipal Buildings
Earle Street

Please note that Family History certificates should be obtained using the records listed in the Cheshire Births Marriages and Deaths website. Please check these records first as you can order the certificate online through that website.

Information you need to supply to the Register Office

To help us to deal with your request please provide the following information:

  • Full name, postal address, email address and contact telephone number of the applicant


  • Name at the time of birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Names of both parents at the time of the birth

Marriages/Civil Partnerships

  • Names of both parties
  • The name of the building where the marriage took place
  • Date of marriage


  • Date of death
  • Place of death
  • Full name of the deceased


Birth, Death, Marriage and Civil Partnership Certificates

A full copy of a birth, death,  marriage or civil partnership entry - £11.00

Please make all Registration cheques payable to: Cheshire East Borough Council. Payments should be made on or before the day of the service.  Most of the services we provide are exempt from VAT, where VAT is applicable the VAT-inclusive charge is shown. If you are posting your cheque please send it to the Register Office.

If you would like further information please contact the Register Office.

Records of certificates

In the Cheshire East area (which is made up of the former Macclesfield, Congleton and Crewe and Nantwich Borough Councils) certificates are held at the Cheshire East Register Office in Crewe. There are no records held at the Macclesfield Registration Office.

The Cheshire Births Marriages and Deaths website will give you further information.

Certificate availability

Certificates are normally available for collection or posting out within 5 working days.

Cheshire East Registration Service does not accept liability for any certificates lost in the post.

Certificates not collected within three months will be destroyed.

If you need a certificate more urgently

We offer a next day collection service.  The fee for this is £35 in  These certificates will be available to collect on the next working day.

We also offer a premium service for same day issue of duplicate certificates to be issued within one hour. There is an administration fee of £15 in addition to the cost of the certificate, currently £35.

The correct information needs to be supplied by the applicant to allow the Register Office staff to locate the entry.

Please note that there are no facilities at the Macclesfield Registration Office for the issue of duplicate certificates. If you need a certificate urgently, please phone 0300 123 5019 for further information

Do I need an original copy of my certificate? Will a copy suffice?

The Cheshire East Registration Service will only provide you with a fully certified copy of your registration. The certified copy certificates supplied are the same type as those issued upon initial registration.

If you have been told that an original copy of a certificate is required for a particular purpose, it is likely that a copy certificate will suffice. However this should be confirmed with the organisation requesting sight of the certificate.

Obtaining a copy adoption certificate

If you were adopted and require a copy of your adoptive birth certificate, which will be needed for most legal purposes (a passport or driving licence for example), please apply direct to:

The General Register Office
Adopted Children' Section
Smedley Hydro
Trafalgar Road
Birkdale, Southport
PR8 2HH.

Or visit the General Register Office website.