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Birth, Death and Marriage Certificates

If a birth, death or marriage took place in the Redcar & Cleveland Registration District then a certified copy of the record can be obtained from the Redcar Heart Register Office. We hold records for the district from 1837.

You may apply for replacement certificates or for family history by calling into the Register Office during office opening hours when we will issue the certificate. We are not always able to issue the certificates immediately and may have to ask you to call back to collect it or we will offer to post it out to you.

To save you having to call at our office personally you may wish to apply for your certificates over the telephone and pay by debit or credit card.

Alternatively, you can apply by post. Please remember to include your own name and address and a telephone number so that we can contact you if we have difficulty in finding the record you are applying for. Cheques should be made payable to 'Superintendent Registrar'. Please check the Current Fees list to ascertain the correct payment.

How do I obtain a replacement birth certificate for myself?

If you were born in the Redcar & Cleveland Registration District, you may either call in to see us when we will ask you to fill in an application form. Or you can apply by post; you do not have to have an application form as long as you supply us with enough information to find your register entry.

The information we must have to issue your birth certificate is:
Information, which is very helpful for cross-referencing if you can give it, is: There are two types of birth certificate and we will need to know which one you require. The short birth certificate simply shows your full names and surname, your sex, and your date of birth. The standard birth certificate is a complete copy of the register entry showing your parents details. Please check the Current Fees for the cost of each certificate.

If you were not born in the Redcar & Cleveland Registration District please ring (01642) 444440 and we can tell you which office you should apply to.

Can I apply for a certificate for someone else?

Yes you can, although we will need to know who you are and the reason you need the certificate. You will need to provide us with enough information for us to trace the record you are looking for.

If you wish, you may fill out an on-line Birth Certificate Enquiry Form, we will check to see if we hold the entry and then contact you to make payment if you wish to purchase one.

Or you may download a copy and post it to us.

 icon Birth Cert - e-form 18.pdf (18.95k)
Last modified: 27/03/2018 10:56:03


How do I apply for a death certificate?

Death certificates are available only after a death has been registered. The Registrar will offer to issue you with as many death certificates as you require at the time of registering a death. However, If you need more after the registration you can obtain them by applying to the Register Office where the death was registered. You can apply in person by calling into the Register Office during opening hours, by telephone and pay with debit or credit card or by post.

The information we must have to issue a death certificate is:
Information, which is very helpful for cross-referencing if you can give it, is: A certified copy of a death certificate is a complete copy of the register entry. Please refer to the Current Fees to ascertain the cost of the certificate you require.

If you wish, you may fill out an on-line Death Certificate Form

Or you may download a copy and post it to us.

 icon Death Cert e- form 18.pdf (18.97k)
Last modified: 27/03/2018 10:56:16



How do I apply for a replacement marriage certificate?

If the marriage took place in the Redcar & Cleveland Registration District at the Redcar Heart Register Office or in one of our venues then the record will be here. If the marriage took place in Church or a religious building, the record may be here, or may still be with the Minister at the building where the marriage took place. Please telephone the Register Office on (01642) 444440 to clarify where you should apply for your certificate.

If the record is still with the Minister at the Church or religious building, we can advise you where to apply. If the record is at the Register Office, you can call in person during normal office opening hours when we will issue the certificate. We are not always able to issue the certificates immediately and may have to ask you to call back to collect it or we will offer to post it out to you.

To save you having to call at our office personally you may wish to apply for your certificates over the telephone and pay by debit or credit card. This is a very quick service as we are usually able to send them to you in the post the same day.

Alternatively you may apply by post.

The information we must have to issue a marriage certificate is: A certified copy of a marriage certificate is a complete copy of the register entry. Please refer to the Current Fees to ascertain the cost of the certificate you require.

If you wish, you may fill out an on-line Marriage Certificate Form

Or you may download a copy and post it to us.

 icon Marriage Cert - e-form 18.pdf (18.65k)
Last modified: 27/03/2018 10:56:27


How do I obtain copies of certificates for family history purposes?

Certificates of Birth, Death and Marriage from historical records can be obtained in the same way as current records. Please see top of page.

Check current fees list to ascertain the cost of the certificates you require.

Births, Deaths & Marriages

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