Births, marriages, deaths and nationality Before you buy your certificate

Areas in the city of Manchester boundary

We can only provide certificates if the person was born in the area covered by the city of Manchester boundary at the time

Neighbouring areas like Salford, Trafford, Rochdale, Oldham and other Greater Manchester areas do not count as the city of Manchester. To buy certificates for events that took place in other areas, you will need to contact the Register Office in that area.

The boundaries of the city of Manchester have changed over time. We can only search for a copy certificate if the person was born in one of the areas listed below. 

  • Ancoats
  • Ardwick
  • Baguley
  • Benchill
  • Beswick
  • Blackley
  • Bradford
  • Burnage
  • Charlestown
  • Cheetham
  • Chorlton
  • City Centre
  • Clayton
  • Collyhurst
  • Crumpsall
  • Didsbury
  • Fallowfield
  • Gorton
  • Harpurhey
  • Hulme
  • Levenshulme
  • Longsight
  • Miles Platting
  • Moss Nook
  • Moss Side
  • Moston
  • Newall Green
  • Newton Heath
  • Northenden
  • Northern Moor
  • Openshaw
  • Peel Hall
  • Rusholme
  • Sharston
  • Whalley Range
  • Withington
  • Woodhouse Park
  • Wythenshawe

Did the birth take place in Manchester, but the area you want is not in the list? Contact us on 0161 234 5005, Monday to Friday, 9am-4.30pm, except bank holidays.

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