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.

Fees from 16 February 2019

Please note the increase in fess as from 16th February 2019.

  • Express service £35
  • All other certificates £11

This increase is a Statutory fee from Central Government and the Registrar General.

Poole and Dorset Certificates

We are unable to issue certificates if the event 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 no refunds are given.