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

We regret that Priority Service (despatch within 24 hours) will not be available on the afternoon of Thursday 21 December.

Due to the temporary relocation of some of our records, there may be some disruption to our Priority Service and we apologise for any inconvenience.

Nottinghamshire County Council holds the records of all births, deaths and marriages which have taken place in the county since 1837, plus civil partnerships since 2005.

We do not hold records for any event which has taken place within the Nottingham City boundary. Those records are held by Nottingham City Council.

For events before 1837, records are held either at local churches or at the county archives.

If you have been legally adopted (in England & Wales) you need to apply for your adoption certificate to the The Registrar General.

For a copy of your divorce papers (decree absolute) you will need to contact the court where the divorce was granted. Visit GOV.UK for more information.

You will need

Before you apply for a certificate of a birth, death, marriage or civil partnership, please view our services and costs below. 

Our services and costs

Priority service: £35 per certificate

  • Dispatch or collection the same day or the next working day (where possible, and if the application is received before 3pm)
  • Please note that this service does not guarantee next day postal delivery
Postage costs for this service
  • UK Royal Mail Special Delivery - £6.85 – Guaranteed delivery by 1pm the next day – orders received/processed Monday to Thursday only (for further information please check the Royal Mail website)
  • International - £2.20
  • UK postage – free

Standard service: £11 per certificate

  • Postal dispatch only, after 7 working days (where possible)
Postage costs for this service
  • International - £2.20
  • UK postage – free
Apply for a certificate

Alternative ways to do this

You can also apply:

  • by telephone: 0300 500 80 80 
  • by post

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