Births, marriages and deaths - Copy certificates

If you would like to order a copy certificate for a birth, marriage or death from us, then you can visit our Register Offices. You will need to complete one of the following application forms and return it with payment;

When will I get the certificate?

We do our best to produce the certificate as quickly as possible, but we cannot always provide you with one on the day of your visit. If you need the certificate urgently, you may like to use our priority service, details of this can be found below. 

Cost and ways to pay

The cost of a copy certificate is £11.00. You can pay;

  • in person with cash or debit/credit card
  • over the phone to a register office with a debit/credit card
  • or by postal order 

Priority service

You can choose our priority service for an additional £35 so that the certificate is produced on the same day as your request, providing we receive the details before 11am. 

General Register Office

You can order a copy of a birth, marriage or death certificate from the General Register Office.

Apply online to the General Register Office (external website)

Changes to a certificate

There are only a few occasions when you can make an alteration to an original birth or death certificate, contact us to discuss this further.