Birth, death, marriage and civil partnership certificates

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

You can order and pay Online, by Phone or by post.  Please see the details below.

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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.

We are pleased to announce that we are moving our archive of completed Birth, Death and Marriage Registers, dating back to 1837, to a new purpose built facility, along with Cornwall Records office and Cornish Studies Library, at Kresen Kernow.

This move will take place in the week commencing 24th June 2019, and as a result there will be some disruption to our service during this time.

If you order a certificate through our standard service of 15 working days, this will not be affected and you will receive within this timescale.

If you wish to use our priority service, where your certificate would be issued on the following working day, there may be some disruption.
Please contact us on 0300 1234 181, and we will be able to advise you further.  Alternatively you may wish to apply through to the General Register Office for England and Wales, who will also be able to issue your certificate using their priority service option.  You can order online or contact them on 0300 123 1837.

Certificate Fees

  • Fee : £11
  • Your certificate will be posted to you by 2nd class mail within 15 working days

Express Priority Service

  • Fee : £35
  • We will send your certificate 1st class mail the next working day, however this can be collected by prior arrangement.
  • Not currently available to order online - order by calling 0300 1234 181, to speak to our Certificate Applications department 

* Certificates can only be collected by prior appointment.

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

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