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 24 hour priority service and five day standard service are available online.

Apply for a copy of a certificate

Please note: If the event for which you require a copy of a certificate for has taken place in the past six weeks, you will not be able to apply online. Please use an alternative option.

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.

Priority service

If you need a certificate quickly, for £16 (in addition to the certificate price) we can issue your certificate within 24 hours of receiving your application. You can choose to either collect your certificate from the Register Office, free of charge, or have it delivered to your home address for a fee.

Apply for a copy of a certificate at the Register Office

If you are unable to apply online, and would instead prefer to apply for a copy of a certificate in person or by post, please download, print and complete one of the following handwritten application forms.

Download Apply for a birth certificate [PDF, 189KB]

Download Apply for a death certificate [PDF, 158KB]

Download Apply for a marriage certificate [PDF, 141KB]

Download Apply for a civil partnership certificate [PDF, 70KB]

Return completed application forms to Plymouth Register Office, Lockyer Street, Plymouth PL1 2QD.

Payment can be made by cash, card or cheque. Debit and Credit Cards must be registered at the applicant’s home address.

If you are applying by post, please include a cheque payable to “Plymouth City Council”.