Births, deaths & marriages (Registrars)

Coronavirus (Covid-19): important information about changes to our services

Trafford Council is monitoring the current situation on coronavirus, closely following information and advice published by the government.

In order to minimise face-to-face contact and group meetings, which will help to prevent the spread of COVID-19, some services will need to be delivered differently.  

Face coverings

With effect from Saturday 8th August any customer entering the Register office at Sale Town Hall, will need to wear a face covering, in line with the Governments recent instructions

Trafford Register Office

To make an appointment for the registration of births, deaths, stillbirths and marriage/civil partnership notices, please call 0161 912 3026 . We cannot make an appointment via email, Facebook or Twitter

The nearest car park is at QPark, Broad Road, Sale opposite the Sale Leisure Centre.

Register Office
Sale Town Hall
Sale Waterside
M33 7ZF

Tel: 0161 912 3026

Our regular opening hours are Monday to Friday 9am to 4pm.

Trafford Register Office is closed for staff training on Thursday 12th November from 1.00pm, Apologies for any inconvenience caused.

Social media contacts 

You can follow us on our social media pages for news and updates. 

Facebook: Trafford Registration Services Facebook

Twitter: Trafford Registration Services Twitter 

Fees and charges

Fees and charges for our services are listed here.

Make a payment

Make a payment to the Registrars service.

Registering a birth

Find out how to register your baby's birth. All new arrivals must be registered within 42 days.

Registering a death

This is a legal requirement within five days of a death. Find out how and where you should register.

Registering a stillbirth

All stillborn babies born after the 24th week of pregnancy must be registered.

Copy certificates

Copies of birth, marriage or death certificates can be ordered online.

Birth certificate changes

What to do if you decide to change the name of your child.

Correction to a Birth, Death or Marriage Registration

How to make a correction to an existing registration

Marriage and Civil Partnership ceremonies

Information to help you organise your special day.

Ceremonies at Sale Town Hall

Information on having a ceremony at Sale Town Hall

Tailor Made and Outdoor Ceremonies 

Information on having a ceremony tailored especially to you

Approved Premises

Approved premises in the Trafford District

Citizenship ceremonies

All adults who have successfully applied for British citizenship must attend a citizenship ceremony. Find out more about these ceremonies.

Naming ceremonies

Naming ceremonies are a non-religious way of celebrating the birth of your child.

Renewal ceremonies

Information for couples wishing celebrate a special anniversary or event in their married life.

Information for marriage of same sex couples

The Government has implemented a timetable for same sex couples to be able to marry. Couples can also convert their civil partnership to marriage.

Registering buildings for worship

Find out how to register a building for religious worship and wedding ceremonies.

European settlement scheme

Identity verification for applicants who don’t have an android device with near field communication.

Privacy Notice

This policy explains how the information we collect about you is used and your rights in relation to that information.