Ordering a copy certificate
What you need to know:
You can only purchase copy birth, death or marriage certificate if the event occurred in the London Borough of Sutton.
the fee for a standard birth, death or marriage certificate is £11.00, the Register Office will prepare and post your certificate(s) second class within 15 working days.
We also offer a priority service whereby the copy certificate(s) can be collected or posted the next working day. The fee is £35.00 and applications received by 3pm will be ready for the next working day. You do have the option to collect from the Register Office between 9.00am to 10.00am (the following day) and if not collected during this time the certificate(s) will be sent by first class post that day.
If you were married in a church or place of worship in Sutton, then you must contact them in the first instance to see if they are still holding the register. Please do not order a certificate from us until you have done this as we are not able to refund fees where the register is still with the church or place of worship.
Enquiries about adoption should be addressed to the General Register Office Adoption Section. Certificates from the Adopted Children Register can be made on the General Register Office website or by telephoning the GRO on 0300 123 1837.
If you have very little or no detail regarding a registration aside from a name, then you can contact the General Register Office who can do a more in-depth search for all the districts in England and Wales.