Buy a copy of a certificate

We hold the registers for all births, deaths and marriages/civil partnerships in Plymouth from 1837.

You can buy additional certificates when you register a birth, marriage or death, or you can order a copy of a certificate after registration.

Our new online service allows you to apply and pay for certificates through our website. You can then choose to collect your certificate from the Register Office, free of charge, or have it delivered to your home address for a fee. Both our next-day priority service and five day standard service are available online.

Online applications and payments are the quickest and simplest way to apply for a copy certificate. If you're unable to make an online transaction, please call 01752 268331 or visit the Register Office, Lockyer Street, Plymouth, PL1 2QD for advice and support.

Apply for a copy of a certificate

Cost

  • Birth, marriage or death certificate from current register until archived - £7
  • Birth, marriage or death certificate from archived register - £10
  • Postage fee to any UK mainland address - £2

If all the required information is provided, we can issue your certificates within five working days (not including Saturday and Sunday).

Priority service

If you need a certificate quickly, for £16 (in addition to the certificate price) we can provide a next-day priority service. You can choose to either collect your certificate from the Register Office after 12 noon the next working day (not including Saturday or Sunday), or have it delivered by first class post to your home address.