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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.

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)

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 along with a stamped addressed envelope 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 temporarily 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. Leeds Register Office is not liable for any certificates that are delayed or lost in the post.

Fees for standard service

The fee depends on how recently the birth/death/marriage/civil partnership took place:

  • Over 3 months ago          £10
  • Within last 3 months         £7

For applications outside UK please add £2 postage to your fee.

Priority service (Order by phone or in person only)

There is an additional fee of £10 per certificate for priority orders.

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 3pm will be posted first class the same day although we are unable to guarantee next day delivery. Those ordered after 3pm will be posted first class the following working day. For applications from overseas delivery times scales will vary.

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.

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?

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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.​