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Order a certificate via post / in person

If you are unable to apply for a certificate online, you are able to download an application to print off and post to us.  Alternatively you can apply in person.  Please note, if you apply in person at our office in Gloucestershire Archives,  the standard / express service turn around time will apply.


We are located within the Gloucestershire Heritage Hub.

If you apply at our office, we can accept debit / credit card, cash & cheque. Cheques are not accepted for the Express service.

Gloucestershire Registration Service – Copy Certificates

Gloucestershire Heritage Hub

Clarence Row

Alvin Street




Opening Hours:

  • Tuesday – 9am – 4.30pm
  • Wednesday – 9am – 4.30pm
  • Thursday – 9am – 4.30pm
  • Friday – 9am – 4.30pm



  • A full birth, marriage/civil partnership, or death certificate for £11.00 will be dispatched within 7 calendar days.  Certificates will be sent via Royal Mail 2nd class delivery service.  Please note ‘cheques’ should be made payable to Gloucestershire County Council
  • An express copy of any certificate for £35.00 will be dispatched within 24 working hours of receipt. Certificates will be sent via Royal Mail 1st Class Delivery service which aims to deliver on the next working day (including Saturdays). Please note this service is not available at the weekend or on bank holidays. Cheque payments are not accepted for the express service.


All certificates must be paid for before we issue them. Gloucestershire Registration Service is not liable for any certificates that are delayed or lost in the post.

If you have not received your certificate within 10 working days, please email:

Certificates may also be collected in person. We will contact you when your certificate is ready for collection.


Application Forms



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