Copies of certificates
Copies of birth, marriage and death certificates are available from the Register Office.
We only hold records of births, marriages and deaths (from 1837 to the present day) that took place in this district. Some indexes are also available at the Cheshire Births, Marriages and Deaths website. If the event took place in another area then you must contact its local Register Office.
Application forms for copies of birth, marriage or death certificates can be downloaded below:
- Birth Certificate Application Form
- Death Certificate Application Form
- Marriage Certificate Application Form
Copies of marriage and death certificates cost £10.
Birth certificates are either:
- Short copy which includes the person's name, date and place of birth are £10.
- Full copy which includes the above details as well as their parents' details are £10.
Applying for a copy certificate
You should send your completed application form to:
Please make cheques or postal orders payable to "Wirral Council”.
Alternatively, you may apply in person to the above address. Certificates are available for collection after 2 working days.
Alternatively, we will post out the certificate by 1st class post that evening, however, there is a charge of 70p for postage.
Certificates can be issued within the hour on personal application if the applicant pays a separate Priority fee of £30.
General Searches of the Indexes
If you provide accurate details of a register entry, but we can't find the record, Register Office staff will search over a 5 year period (two before and two after the year you stated).
If a wider search is required you will need to pay for a general search.
You can make an appointment to come and do a general search of our indexes for up to six hours but you will not be able to see the registers.
A charge is made for a copy of each certificate you want.
To make an appointment to undertake a ‘General Search’ of the indexes please telephone 0151 606 2020.
Information about General searches is also shown on the back of application forms for copy certificates.