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

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

Due to the Coronavirus outbreak we are unable to offer a collection service and are only posting certificates to customers. We are taking sensible precautions to reduce the footfall in the Council House at this time. Thank you for your support.


Request a copy certificate

Completing this form should take around 5 minutes.

To complete this form you will need.

  • Did the event take place in the city of Nottingham?
  • If the person was adopted
  • Full name at birth
  • Place of birth
  • Full name of the mother
Request a copy of a certificate online

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.

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 plus £6.70*
  • UK First Class Postage plus £1.00
  • European Postage plus £3.00
  • Worldwide Postage plus £4.00

* In light of the current ongoing situation with COVID-19 we have been advised that Royal Mail are no longer able to guarantee delivery of special delivery items by 1pm on the following day. They are still prioritising special deliveries, and they are still tracked. 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, without limitation, acts of God or 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

If you're applying for a certificate of birth, death or marriage which took place before 1910, please refer to the pages Request Family History Certificates pre 1910.


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The Register Office
The Council House
Old Market Square

Mon to Fri 9am to 4.30pm 

Tel: 0115 841 5554

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