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Order certificates

We recommend that you use our online ordering service. 

You can get a:

  • Full Birth, Marriage/Civil Partnership or Death certificates for £10.00, dispatched within 5 working days
  • A Short Birth Certificate for £10.00 (This does not include details of the parents and may not always be accepted by passport offices or other organisations)
  • Express copy of any certificate for £30, which will be issued and dispatched by first class post within 24 hours of receipt. (This service is not available at the weekends)

All certificates must be paid for before we issue them. 

Please note:  we only hold records for events which took place in Gloucestershire.  If you want to order certificates for events that took place outside of Gloucestershire. please see Order a copy of a birth, death or marriage certificate

By post

If you choose to apply by post you need to download and print the relevant application form:

You should send your completed form, along with the relevant payment to:

Gloucestershire Registration Service @ Gloucestershire Archives
Clarence Row
Alvin Street
Gloucester
GL1 3DW

Cheques should be made payable to "Gloucestershire County Council"

You can also bring along your completed form in person to the address above.

Opening hours:

Monday closed
Tuesday and Wednesday: 9am-5pm
Thursday: 9am-6.30pm
Friday:  9am-5pm
Saturday: 9am-1pm

Download and print the relevant application form:

If you want to order certificates by phone, please contact us.
Note: We can only process an application over the phone if you have a valid debit or credit card.

Gloucestershire Registration Service is not liable for any certificates that are delayed or lost in the post