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. 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 for advice and support.

Apply for a copy of a certificate


  • Birth, marriage or death certificate from current register until archived - £11
  • Birth, marriage or death certificate from archived register - £11

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, we can provide a priority service (24 hours) for £35. This includes one certificate and 1st class postage. 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 Royal Mail first class post.