Order a birth certificate

We can only provide certificates for births that were registered from 1837 to date in Bolton, Farnworth, Little Lever, Blackrod, Westhoughton and Horwich.

To order a certificate you will need to tell us:

  • the person’s full name at birth
  • the date of birth

If you are researching family history, wherever possible, it will help if you try to provide additional information.

Certificates cost £10 and are posted second class the next working day.

Certificates can be processed the same day as priority applications for a cost of £20 and can only be applied for in person Monday to Friday, 9am – 12.15pm and 1.30pm – 4pm at the One Stop Shop.

If you are applying for certificates for a very recent birth then different fees may apply. Please contact us if the birth took place within the last few months for advice.

If you are applying from overseas, payment needs to made in sterling drawn on an British bank account or an international money order. We will try as far as possible to deal with applications as soon as they are received.

If we are unable to find the certificate we will return your payment.

Order a birth certificate

Alternatively, you can

  • call 01204 331185
  • call into the officea
  • apply in writing, including a cheque/postal order for £10 made payable to Bolton MBC.

Opening times:

Monday to Friday: 9am – 12.15pm and 1.30pm – 4pm at the One Stop Shop.