Order a copy certificate

We hold records for births, deaths, marriages and civil partnerships that were registered in Hartlepool from 1837 to the present day.

You are able to order certificates for events that took place in Hartlepool by

  • Phone 
  • Post
  • In person

If the event took place outside of Hartlepool we are unable to produce a certificate. You should contact the Register Office that holds the record or General Register Office who hold a central copy of all registrations for England and Wales.

Fees and production times

Christmas and New Year certificate production

Fee per certificate  When to order  Production time
 5 working day  £10 Anytime during opening hours The certificate will be ready within 5 working days. It can be collected after 1pm on the 5th working day
 Next working day  £18 Anytime during opening hours The certificate will be ready for 1pm the following working day
 1 hour service  £25

Last order time

Collecting - 3.30pm

Post - 2.30pm

The certificate will be ready within one hour. There may be times when this service is not available - you will be advised when you contact us. 

An additional fee of £4 per certificate apply when certificates are posted to an address within the UK. Prices for certificates to be sent overseas are available on application. Alternatively you can provide a stamped addressed envelope.

Certificates we are not able to issue

We are unable to issue marriage certificates for a church marriage if the register has not been deposited with us. If the register is not held by our office certificates should be requested directly from the church.

Church registers held at Hartlepool

We may not be able to issue birth certificates that relate to an adopted child, please contact us for further information

We are not able to issue certificates for stillbirths, these are held by the General Register Office