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Order copy certificates

We can provide copy certificates for all births, deaths and marriages which took place in the Leeds district dating back to 1837. Our records for civil partnerships date from 2005.

Fees for Birth/Death/Marriage/Civil Partnership certificates

The fee depends on how quickly you want the certificate(s)

  • Standard certificate £10
  • Priority certificate £22
  • Express certificate £30  

Postage:

  • Recorded delivery postage fee £2 (per order), all certificate orders sent by post within the UK are sent recorded delivery
  • Airmail postage fee (outside UK) £2 (per order)

Ordering on-line coming soon

As part of improving access to our services you will soon be able to apply on-line for your certificate.

 

Standard service (Order by phone or post) - £10 + postage

To order certificates by phone please call 0113 222 4408 and have your credit or debit card available. 

To apply by post please complete the relevant application form found in the documents section. Send your application form and cheque or postal order made payable to 'Leeds City Council' to Leeds Register Office, 2 Great George Street, Leeds, LS2 8BA. 

Please note there is a temporary delay of 2-3 weeks before you will receive the certificate. We are working to reduce this time scale back to 5-10 days as soon as possible. 

Standard certificates are posted recorded delivery, so a signature is required on receipt. Leeds Register Office is not liable for any certificates that are delayed or lost in the post.

Priority service (Order by phone or in person only) - £22 + postage

To order by phone please call 0113 222 4408 and have your credit or debit card available. Or you can order in person at 2 Great George Street, Leeds, LS2 8BA. 

Priority applications ordered before 1pm will be posted by first class recorded delivery the same day, so a signature is required on receipt and we cannot guarantee next day delivery. Those ordered after 1pm will be posted first class recorded delivery the following working day. For certificates sent outside the UK delivery times scales will vary.

For orders received in person before 4pm the certificate will be ready for collection the following working day. 

Express service (In person only) - £30

You can apply in person at the Register Office for urgent copies of certificates. We will normally be able to give you the certificate in 30 minutes. The last express orders are 4pm.​​

What are the register office opening hours?

Please see the regularly updated 'Registrars addresses and opening times' guide from the Documents section of this page.

How long does it take to receive a certificate?

For our standard service certificates are sent by second class post. Please allow at least 15 working days before you receive your certificate. Leeds Register Office is not liable for any certificate that are delayed or lost in the post.

What information do I need to provide when I order a certificate?

For a birth

The full name of the person, date of birth, place of birth and the names of the parent(s) and mother's maiden name.

For a death

The full name of the deceased, date of death and the place of death.

For a marriage/civil partnership

The full names of bride and groom/civil partners, date of marriage, name of the church or venue where marriage/civil partnership took place.​

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