Manchester City Council

Technical problems

Due to a technical problem we are unable to take payments via our contact centre. We are working to fix this as quickly as possible.

Services affected and other ways to pay.


Libraries Family history

Maps, directories, electoral registers and rate books


Many of our maps can now be viewed online.


Some of our local street directories can be viewed online.

Electoral registers

We hope to make our electoral registers for the years 1832 to 2002 for the City of Manchester (as it was at the time) available online soon. These are arranged by ward and street. Please note that we do not have a surname index to them.

Rate books

Rate books for Manchester from 1706 to 1901 are now available on Free access to the Manchester rate books on Findmypast is available in any Manchester City Council library - please ask staff to log you on.

Original rate books from 1902 to 1956/1957 are available at Central Library with two weeks notice.

We also hold Land Tax Valuation Registers for 1910.

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