Bailiff Register

The Certificated Bailiff Register is a public register which holds  certification details of all enforcement agents. Only certificated bailiffs /enforcement agents may recover a debt by taking control of goods. The register also contains details of all individuals who have recently applied to hold or to renew a bailiff certificate.

How to search the Certificated Bailiff Register.

It is vitally important to be aware that the online bailiff register is ‘case sensitive’ which means that you will need to provide the correct spelling of the enforcement agents surname. Alternatively, you can search under the name of the bailiff company.

Start your search of the Certificated Enforcement Agent (Bailiff) Register by clicking here.

I cannot find the bailiff/enforcement agent on the Register.

If you have searched the Register but are unable to find the certificated bailiff/enforcement agent’s name on the register you can contact the County Court Bulk Centre (who administer the Register). Their telephone number is: 0300 123 1056 . CCBC Northampton will search the Register for you and  will be able to advise you of the county court that issued the bailiff’s last certificate. 

The bailiff does not appear to be certificated.

All County Courts are required to advise the Ministry of Justice when they grant (or cancel) a Bailiff’s Certificate. However…… mistakes and delays can be made by the Courts. If a search reveals that an enforcement agent (bailiff) does not appear to be certificated, our advice would be to either ask the bailiff to provide a copy of his certificate or alternatively to send him or her a  text message to say that you have undertaken an online search of the  Certificated Enforcement Agent (Bailiff) Register and that his name does not appear to be recorded. If the bailiff holds a valid certificate, then there can be no reason why he would wish to withhold details.

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If you are unable to locate the name of the bailiff on the Register,  please do not hesitate to contact us either by way of our free helpline or alternatively, by sending a question to using our online  Enquiry Form.