Get a copy of a certificate

Get a copy of a certificate

You can get a copy of death, marriage, birth and civil partnership certificates by post.

You may have problems ordering online if you’re using a mobile devices or tablet.

This is because of a technical issue which we’re trying to fix.

Apply for a certificate online

What you need to know

We can’t take applications over the phone.

Standard service

Our standard service costs £11 . Certificates will be issued within 15 working days by second class post.

Express service

Our express service costs £35.  Certificates ordered by 2pm will be issued the same day and sent by first class post the same working day.  When you get your certificates will depend on the postal service in your area.

Other ways to apply

By post

Print and fill in an application form:

Post the form to: Bristol Register Office, The Old Council House, Corn Street, Bristol, BS1 1JG. 

Include your payment (if paying by cheque) and a stamped addressed envelope for the certificate to be posted back to you.

You can come to the Register Office to hand in the form to us.

In person

You'll not be able to collect certificates at the Register Office

All certificates will be posted.

Register Office opening hours

  • Monday: 9am to 4pm
  • Tuesday: 9am to 4pm
  • Wednesday: 10am to 4pm
  • Thursday: 9am to 4pm
  • Friday: 9am to 4pm

The entrance is on Broad Street. You can find an access guide on the DisabledGo website.

Terms and conditions

See our Register Office terms and conditions (pdf, 295KB) (opens new window)