Birth, death, marriage and civil partnership certificates

Please read our information on how we are supporting residents and businesses, as well as information on affected services.

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.

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.

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

Please be advised that over the Christmas and New Year period we will be offering a reduced service for our priority certificates requests. This service will be available up to and including 23 December, on the 29 & 30 December and resume as normal again from 4 January.

 Any certificates ordered for our standard service delivery time will be unaffected during this period.

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.

Order by post

To order a copy certificate by post please download and complete the relevant form below: 

Pease post your completed application together with your payment to:

Certificate Applications
PO Box 94


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