Certificates

Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council holds the records for birth, deaths and marriages within the borough of Blackburn and Darwen, from 1837 to date, and civil partnerships from 5 December 2005 to date.

A certified copy may be obtained online. There is a fee for each certificate you require.

If you are unsure where the event took place, you can use the Lancashire BMD website to search for births, marriages and deaths in Lancashire. The website will help you find which registration district holds the record you are looking for and how to apply for a certificate.

To improve the services we offer, please add the Lancashire BMD reference number to any applications you submit.

Certificate fees

Standard service

The certificate is issued at the time of registration, or if a copy is requested at a later date then it is processed within 15 days of application and posted.

  • birth, death and marriage certificates issued by a registrar or superintendent registrar: £11.00
  • civil partnership certificates issued by the Local Registration Authority: £11.00

Priority service

Certificates can be issued on or before the next working day for applications received by 3pm. You can collect the copy certificate from Blackburn Town Hall reception or choose to have it posted.

  • birth, death and marriage certificates issued by a registrar or superintendent registrar; £35.00
  • civil partnership certificates issued by the Local Registration Authority; £35.00
Postage fees
Service Cost Processing timescale
UK – Royal Mail 2nd Class £0.00 Standard certificate applications only
UK – Royal Mail 1st Class £0.00 Priority certificate applications only
UK- Royal Mail Signed for 1st Class £3.00 This is our preferred method of postal service
Europe – Royal Mail International Standard £3.00
Europe – International Tracked – not signed £10.00 This is our preferred method of postal service (tracked within the UK only)
Rest of the World – International Standard £4.00
Rest of the World – International Signed £10.00 This is our preferred method of postal service
Please note, we are not liable for any delay or non-delivery of certificates.
Please allow 14 days after the certificate has been issued for postal deliveries.

Any personal information you provide to us will be handled in accordance with the Data Protection Legislation. Further information on how we process your personal information can be found on the privacy policy.