Find out more about getting replacement certificates.
If you know that a birth, marriage or death occurred in a particular Registration District you can contact that register office, either for a certificate if you have precise details, or for an appointment to conduct a search of the indices, for up to six hours on any one day.
It may take a few days to arrange a search owing to limited accommodation. The fee for this service is £18.
A copy of a certificate from the register office costs £10.
Postal applications can be made to the appropriate Superintendent Registrar (find details on the registration office page) by using the appropriate form which can be downloaded from the related documents section below.
Cheques should be made payable to "The Superintendent Registrar" and applications should be accompanied by a stamped, self-addressed envelope.
Do you need a copy certificate urgently?
We offer a same-day service for the provision of copy certificates. Provided that your request is made at the Registration Office at least one and a half hours before the office is due to close, we will deal with your request for a copy certificate on the day.
The charge for this service is £23 (£10 statutory fee plus an additional charge of £13).
The following documents are in Portable Document Format (PDF). You can download software to view PDF documents for free from the Adobe website (opens in a new window)