Getting A Copy Of Certificates

How to get copies of birth, death, civil partnership or marriage certificates 

You can apply online for a copy certificate.  


  • Express Service, all certificates: £24.00
  • All other certificates: £10.00 
  • Certificates are sent "signed for" postage, which costs £2.50. Alternatively, you can collect them from the Town Hall.

If you haven't yet had your marriage ceremony, please note it's cheaper to order copy marriage certificates before, or on the day of your ceremony.

Poole and Dorset Certificates

We are unable to issue certificates where the event has occurred in either Poole or Dorset.

For Poole certificates:

Poole Registrars will issue you with a certificate, so long as the event occurred in Poole.

For Dorset certificates:

The boundaries of the registration districts and the county have changed over time so please check with us before placing your order as not refunds are given.