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Maintenance affecting online forms and payments

Forms down on Saturday
We will be working on systems which will affect online forms on Saturday 28 March 2015 from 9:00 am for the day. During this period forms may be visible but data may not be submitted so use the "online forms" links on this page with caution. The form may open but your data may be lost.
If you do go ahead with a form submission, make sure you get an acknowledgement that the form has been submitted properly.
Everything should be working again by Sunday.

Payments down now
The payments system will be off line from now until Monday morning so payments will not be processed even if you can complete the form.
Please do not attempt to pay for any services while this message is visible.

For urgent highways problems call 08000 514 514

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

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