Certificate Search

You can order birth, death, marriage, civil partnership, divorce and dissolution of civil partnership certificates online here. Select a record type from the drop-down menu, search for the register entry and click order certificate. You need a credit or debit card to use this service.

You can also order official certified paper copies of census records and Old Parish Register birth or baptism, marriage or proclamation of banns and death or burial entries in the same way.

If you only require unofficial copies of census and OPR records for research purposes please go to quick people search or advanced search where you can view, save or print digital images of the records using credits. You can also do this for images of statutory births over 100 years, marriages over 75 years and deaths over 50 years.

Following the Covid-19/Coronavirus outbreak, our online certificate ordering service for urgent requests is only available on the website from 9.00 am to 4.30 pm each day, Monday to Friday.

You will not be able to order a certificate out with these times. Note that the service isn’t available on public holidays when our offices are closed - these dates can be viewed here.

Due to the very high level of demand for urgent certificates, and the limited service we are able to provide at this time, our normal target despatch time of 15 working days may not always be met. This is also the reason why our priority service is not available.