If the event happened within the last month, contact the Register Office for a copy certificate.
Please note, searches will not be made without payment first being made. If the seach is unsuccessful, a refund may be given.
You can apply for a birth, death, marriage or civil partnership certificate using our online form. Certificate costs can be found on our Fees page. Payment can be made by credit or debit card. A handling fee of 2% is added to all credit card transactions.
Send us the details of the certificate you require together with your payment. Payment can be made by cheque, postal order or International Sterling Money order.
Phone the Register Office to ask for your copy certificate. Lines are open Monday to Friday from 8am to 6pm. Payment can be made over the phone by credit or debit card. A handling fee of 2% is added to all credit card transactions.
Our Customer Service Centres are open from 8.30am to 4.30pm from Monday to Friday. Payment can be made by cash, cheque, postal order, debit or credit card. A handling fee of 2% is added to all credit card transactions.
24 hour service
To take advantage of our 24 hour Priority Service, place your order by phone or in person before 11am, to collect after 3pm from the Civic Centre Customer Service Centre. If you order after 11am, collect after 11am the next working day from the Civic Centre Customer Service Centre. The charge for the 24 hour Priority Service can be found on our Fees page.
You must supply this information in order for your request to be processed.
Birth - first name at birth, last name at birth, year of birth and first and last names of at least one of the parents.
Death - first and last name of the deceased person and the year of death.
Marriage - first and last names of at least one of the married couple and the year of marriage.
Civil Partnership - first and last names of both partners, address of each partner at the time the ceremony took place, the year and venue in which the ceremony took place.
Page last updated: 8 April, 2013