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Buy a copy of a certificate

Always use the standard service if:

  • you have attested a birth or death declaration in another district - certificates will be posted to you once the birth or death has been registered
  • you have made an appointment to register a death but have not yet paid for certificates

Standard service

Cost - £12.50

Certificates will be ready within 10 working days if we have all the required information. Certificates can be posted first class or collected from the office.

Priority service

Cost - £38.50

We provide a 48-hour service (not including Saturday and Sunday). This service includes one certificate and 1st class postage. You can choose to:

  • collect your certificate from the Register Office
  • have it delivered by Royal Mail first class post


Certificates will be available after midday, 2 working days after it was requested.


When you get your certificates will depend on the postal service in your area.

Other ways to apply

If you are unable to make an online application please make an application in writing to:
Plymouth Registration Service
1 Derriford Business Park

Provide a contact number so a member of the team can call you for payment. Payments can not be made in the office. Do not send cheques, postal orders or cash to the Register Office.