Priority service unavailable from 11am Friday 31 March

There will be no priority certificate orders available from 11am on Friday 31 March 2023 until normal service resumes on Monday 3 April 2023.

Order a birth, death, marriage or civil partnership certificate

Use this service to order:

  • birth certificates
  • death certificates
  • civil marriage or civil partnership certificates

These are fully certified copies which are suitable for most official purposes.

If you're researching your family tree, you can order historical registration certificates.

Certificates cost £11 and are sent via 2nd class post. There is a priority service available if you need it sooner.

Order online

Order your certificates online using a credit or debit card.

If the registration took place outside of Buckinghamshire, you should contact the register office in the local authority it took place.

Use our overseas service if you need to order a certificate if you're living abroad.

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We'll dispatch your certificates within 15 working days of receiving your application.

If you need a copy of a certificate urgently, you can order a certificate using our priority service. This costs £35 and certificates are sent within 24 hours via first class post. You can also collect priority certificates from our offices.

Other ways of ordering

By telephone

Call us between 9am and 4:30pm, Monday to Friday to order a copy of a certificate.

Buckinghamshire Register Office (Aylesbury): 01296 383 005
Beaconsfield Old Town Registration Office: 01494 475 205

By post

To order by post, write to your local register office and include:

  • details of the type of certificate you need
  • payment by cheque or postal order - make cheques payable to your local council (such as Buckinghamshire Council)
  • a self-addressed envelope with a stamp on
  • contact phone number for you
  • the specific information needed for each certificate

Help ordering a certificate

For support or advice about ordering certificates, contact the registration service team.