Essential maintenance will be taking place on a number of online systems on Sunday 24 June between 10am and 5pm. This may lead to some parts of the website being unavailable at times. Apologies for any inconvenience caused.

Birth, death, marriage and civil partnership certificates

Essential maintenance will be taking place on a number of online systems on Sunday 24 June between 10am and 5pm. This may lead to some parts of the website being unavailable at times. Apologies for any inconvenience caused.

On this page you can order a copy of a birth, death, marriage or civil partnership certificate.

We provide certified copy certificates for Registrations that took place in Cornwall.  If your event took place outside of Cornwall, you will need to apply direct to that district.

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If the birth, death, marriage or civil partnership happened less than 6 months ago, your entry is likely to be in a current register, and not in our archives.  Please call 0300 1234 181 to place your order, rather than using the online facility.

Fees

Certificates ordered online

  • Cost £10 (including standard postage)
  • You should expect to receive your certificate in 5 working days from the order being received

Express Priority Service

  • Cost £16
  • Not currently available to order online - order by calling 0300 1234 181, to speak to our Certificate Applications department 

Family history

If you are researching your family history within Cornwall, please read the information found on our Family History page before applying online.

Order a copy certificate online

Order a copy of a birth certificate

Order a copy of a death certificate

Order a copy of a marriage certificate

Order a copy of a civil partnership certificate

Order by phone

If you have any difficulties using the online forms please call 0300 1234 181 to order and pay for your certificate.

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