At Leeds Register Office we hold the registers of all births, deaths and marriages which took place in the Leeds district dating back to 1837. Our records for civil partnerships date back to 2005.
You can order certificates either by phone, through the post or if needed urgently in person at the City Centre One Stop, 2 Great George Street, Leeds, LS2 8BA. We would prefer if you ordered certificates by phone or post.
Information we will need
- Name of the person (and the name of their partner in the case of a marriage/civil partnership).
- Date of birth, death or marriage/civil partnership
- Place of the birth or death.
- Name of the parent(s) and mother’s maiden name for a birth.
- Name of the church or venue for a marriage/civil partnership.
Standard service (By phone, post or in person)
You can apply in person at the Register Office, by phone or post for copies of certificates. Please allow at least 5 working days before your certificate is posted out 2nd class. Leeds Register Office is not liable for any certificates that are delayed or lost in the post.
Due to high demand, there is a temporary delay for standard service. Please allow up to 20 working days for your certificate to be posted out. We will endeavour to resume this service back to 5 days as soon as possible.
To order a certificate by phone please call 0113 222 4408 and have your credit or debit card available.
If you apply by post you need to complete the relevant application form found in the downloads section below and enclose a stamped addressed envelope and a cheque or postal order made payable to ‘Leeds City Council’. Or you can send us a letter containing the information you need to provide (see above) for each certificate that you are applying for. If you are applying from outside the UK please add £1 postage to your fee.
Fees for Standard service
- Standard certificate/short certificate - date of birth/death/marriage over 6 months ago £10
- Standard certificate/short certificate - date of birth/death/marriage within last 6 months £7
For applications outside UK please add £1 postage to your fee.
Priority postal service (Apply by phone or in person) - £20
To order a priority certificate please either call 0113 2224408 or apply in person at the Register Office before 3pm and it will be posted first class the same day. Priority certificates ordered after 3pm will be posted first class the following working day.
Express service (In person only) - £30
You can apply in person at the Register Office, 2 Great George Street, Leeds LS2 8BA for urgent copies of certificates. We will normally be able to give you the certificate in 30 minutes.