Certificate Copies

You can apply for copy certificates for births, marriages and deaths registered in Cardiff since 1837 (when official records began).

Civil Partnership records are available from 2005 onwards.

For all types of application you will need the following information:

  • the type of certificate you would like: birth, marriage, civil partnership or death
  • name or names the certificate applies to
  • date of the event
  • where the event took place
  • parents names (if applying for a birth certificate)
  • any other relevant information that may help us locate the entry
Please note: We can only issue copy certificates if we hold the register containing the original entry. If we do not, you must apply to the register office that holds the original record. You can apply by post, by phone or in person. For general enquiries regarding certificates, please email certificate.enquiries@cardiff.gov.uk


Print out and complete the form you need:

Birth certificate application (41.7kb PDF)
Death certificate application (39.7kb PDF)​​​​​​​​​
Marriage certificate application (31.9kb PDF)​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
Civil partnership certificate application (180kb PDF)​​​​​​​​


Certificates are £11 each and you will need to include a postal order made out to Cardiff Council with your application. Please send to:

Cardiff Register Office
City Hall
Cathays Park
CF10 3ND

We will issue the certificate by second class post within 15 working days.
Please note we do not accept cash payments.

If you are applying over the phone you will need to pay using a credit or debit card. Please have your card details ready.

There are two services you can choose from:

Standard Service
Copy certificates ordered will be ready to collect in person or be sent out second class within 15 working days at a cost of £11.00 per certificate.

Priority Service
Copy certificates can be ordered Monday – Friday and collected from the Register Office reception on the next working day at the cost of £35.00 per certificate.

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