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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  


  • 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)

How to order certificates

Please see the expandable section below for more information about each service and how to order certificates.

More information below (Click to expand):

Click to expandWhat are the register office opening hours?

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

Click to expandWhat 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.​

Click to expandStandard 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
LS2 8BA.

We aim to process certificates in 10 working days, but during busy periods it can be up to 6 weeks before you will receive the certificate. We suggest if you need the certificate as a matter of urgency then you must use the priority service.

Standard certificates are posted ‘Royal Mail Signed For® 1st Class’, so a signature is required on receipt. Leeds Register Office is not liable for any certificates that are delayed or lost in the post.​​​

Click to expandPriority service (Order by phone or in person only) £22 + postage

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

Or you can order in person at:
2 Great George Street
LS2 8BA.

Priority applications ordered before 1pm will be posted by ‘Royal Mail Signed For® 1st Class’ the same day. A signature is required on receipt and we cannot guarantee next day delivery. Those ordered after 1pm will be posted the following working day. For certificates sent outside the UK delivery times scales will vary.

For orders received in person at the Register Office before 1pm the certificate will be ready for collection the following working day.

Click to expandExpress 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.​​​

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