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 an Apple device.

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 after 15 working days by second class post.

Express service

Orders placed before 2pm will be posted to you the same working day by 1st class post.

This service costs £35 (UK only).

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 can order certificates in person at the Register Office.

Our standard service costs £11 for each certificate.

They can either be collected in 3 working days or posted 2nd class after 3 working days.   

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)