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Copies of Certificates

Getting copies of certificates has never been easier! If you want to apply for a birth, death or marriage certificate, you can now order it online.

Before carrying on, here are some things you need to know:

  • from 1st April 2012 the fee for a Standard (or Short, where relevant) Birth, Death or Marriage certificate is £10.00

  • copy certificates should be ordered from the Register Office where the event occurred.
  • if you cannot book online, you can apply in person or by telephone (Monday - Friday  09:00 - 16:30) with a debit or credit card ready when you call or visit.

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If you need a copy of a birth, death or marriage certificate, and you do know where and when the event happened, the quickest and most cost effective way to apply is to contact the local Register Office which holds the original register.

If you do not know, you can still contact your local Register Office and they will advise you on the next steps. The advice is free and may save you time and money.

The following costs for certificates from any Register Office are:

From a register which is completed £10.00

From a register which is still in use £7.00

Sutton will post your certificate(s) within 5 working days. We can only issue certificates for births, deaths, marriages and civil partnerships occurring within the Borough Boundaries. Waiting times for certificates from other Register Offices may vary.

A priority service is available to personal callers at the Register Office:

£20.00 for a 1 hour priority service£10.00 for a 24 hour priority service

Click here to order copies of birth, death or marriage certificates Certificate applications can also be made to the General Register Office.