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Apply for a certificate of a birth, death, marriage or civil partnership

Our register offices hold records of births, deaths, marriages and civil partnerships which have taken place in Nottinghamshire (excluding Nottingham City) since 1837

Apply for a certificate of a birth, death, marriage or civil partnership

This service is for

Applying for a certificate of a birth, death, marriage or civil partnership.

If you require copies of your divorce papers (decree absolute) you will need to contact the court where the divorce was passed as we do not hold this information.


The birth, death, marriage or civil partnership must have taken place:

  • in Nottinghamshire (excluding Nottingham City) - you can check the local authority by entering the event location details into the GOV.UK district checker
  • since 1837 - prior to this records may be found in the local archives or at local churches.

We cannot provide you with a birth certificate if you have been legally adopted. Adoption records are held centrally for England and Wales by The Registrar General

You will need

For all certificates:

  • full name of the person (at the time of the birth, death, marriage or civil partnership) whose certificate is required
  • date and place of the birth, death, marriage or civil partnership
  • details of why you require a certificate
  • your name, contact details and address
  • your payment details


  • for birth certificates: where possible parents' full names, including mother's maiden name
  • for death certificates: where possible last known occupation and address or age of the deceased
  • for civil partnership certificates: full address of both partners at the time of the civil partnership (if you don’t know the address, we can only issue a short certificate that does not include address details for both partners).


Standard: £10 per copy certificate + postage where relevant

  • collection in person within 5 working days
  • posted 1st Class within 5 working days. Postage costs are:
    • UK: £1
    • Europe: £1.50
    • Worldwide: £2

Express: £10 per copy certificate + £15 fast track administration charge

  • same day collection in person when ordered before 3pm
  • posted 1st Class the same day when ordered before 3pm. There are no additional postage costs when using the express service.
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Alternative ways to do this

You can also apply:

  • by telephone: 0300 500 80 80 
  • by post
  • in person: at either Basford (in Bulwell), Mansfield, Newark, Nottinghamshire (in Worksop), or Rushcliffe (at Bridgford Hall) register offices.

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