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. 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 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.

  • 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
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Our services

Priority service

£35

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 - £6.70*
  • UK First Class Postage  - Free
  • European Postage  - £3.00
  • Worldwide Postage  - £4.00

Standard service

£11

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 - £6.70*
  • UK Second Class Postage - Free
  • UK First Class Postage  -  £1.00
  • European Postage  - £3.00
  • Worldwide Postage  - £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 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
Nottingham
NG1 2DT

Mon to Fri 9am to 4.30pm 

Tel: 0115 841 5554

office.register@nottinghamcity.gov.uk

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