Request a copy of a Birth, Death, Marriage or Civil Partnership certificate

Please note we do not take orders over the telephone for duplicate certificates.

We are unable to offer a collection service and therefore certificates are posted to our customers. 

Request a copy certificate for a Birth, Death or Marriage or Civil Partnership occurring after 1920 in Nottingham

Completing this service should take around 5 minutes.

To complete this service you will need.

  • If the person was adopted
  • Full name at birth
  • Place of birth
  • Full name of the mother

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Our services

Priority service


Your certificate will be posted to you after 2 working days. Postage costs are in addition as set out below.

Additional priority certificates are also £35 each.

 Postage fee

  • UK Royal Mail Special Delivery - £6.85*
  • UK First Class Postage  - Free when using the Priority service
  • International Postage- £2.20

Standard service


The certificate will be posted to you after 5 working days. Postage costs are in addition as set out below.

Additional certificates are charged at the service price and are not £11 per additional certificate. 

 Postage fee

  • UK Royal Mail Special Delivery - £6.85*
  • UK Second Class Postage - Free when using the Standard service
  • UK First Class Postage  -  £1.10
  • International Postage - £2.20

* For further information about special deliveries please check the Royal Mail website.

Nottingham City Council will not be held liable for any loss, damage or expense as a result of delays or failure to provide certificates arising from circumstances beyond the Council's reasonable control.

This includes any of the following acts of third parties:

  • Postal or courier services
  • Industrial action
  • The incorrect postal address supplied by applicant

Opening hours: Monday to Friday 9.00am to 4.30pm

Family History Certificates (prior to 1920)

If you would like to request Family History certificates prior to 1920 and you have a GRO reference number from an Ancestry website please visit the General Register Office website to place your order. Alternatively you may apply to the Nottingham Register office on the link below and we will conduct a search - we cannot recognise the ancestry reference numbers therefore please provide, as a minimum, the names, location, year and quarter for the Birth, Death or Marriage. If we are unable to find the record after a search then the £11 fee will be retained but we will contact you to let you know our progress.

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Contact Us

The Register Office
The Council House
Old Market Square

Opening hours: Monday to Friday 9am to 4.30pm

Tel: 01158415554

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