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You may order copies of certificates from Peterborough Register Office for births, deaths, marriages or civil partnerships which were registered in Peterborough.

How to apply for copy certificates

You may apply by:

  • Telephone - call Customer Services on 01733 864646 
  • Post - please remember to include a stamped addressed envelope and payment by cheque or postal order made payable to 'Peterborough City Council'. Please do not send cash.

You will need to provide the following information:

  • Type of certificate you require: birth, death, marriage or civil partnership
  • Name or names the certificate applies to
  • Date and place of the event
  • Parents' names for a birth certificate
  • Any other relevant information that may help us to locate the certificate

Payment over the telephone or in person can be made by credit or debit card.

Our standard certificate service is seven days after ordering, providing there are no complications locating the register entry.

You can collect the certificates or we can post them to you. 

It is also possible to obtain certificates either from the register office for the district where the event took place or from the General Register Office.

Certificate fees

All certificates are charged at a flat rate of £12.50 per certificate. This includes second class postage if you are unable to collect them from the Register Office.

Priority service

A priority certificate service is available for a fee of £38.50 to include the cost of 1 certificate. If more than one of the same certificate is required on the priority service, the additional certificates will be charged at £12.50 each. If 2 different certificates are ordered at the same time and both are required on the priority service, for instance a marriage certificate and a birth certificate or birth certificates for 2 different people, then the fee will be £38.50 per document making a total of £77.

When priority service certificates will be ready

If you order certificates on

Certificates will be ready

Monday before 2.00pm

Monday between 3.45pm and 4pm

Monday after 2.00pm or Tuesday

Wednesday between 3.45pm and 4pm

Wednesday before 2.00pm

Wednesday between 3.45pm and 4pm

Wednesday after 2.00pm or Thursday

Friday between 3.45pm and 4pm

Friday before 2.00pm

Friday between 3.45pm and 4pm

Friday after 2.00pm

Monday between 3.45pm and 4pm


If you need to make any corrections after a registration has been completed please contact us. The process for correction is lengthy and may need to be authorised by the Registrar General which will add to the delay in the corrected certificate being issued. You may also be required to make a statutory declaration.

There are fees payable for the consideration of the correction and for any corrected certificates requested. The following national fees apply:

  • Corrections which we are able to authorise locally: £83.00
  • Corrections which we need to refer to the Registrar General:  £99.00

In addition, you will also need to pay again for any certificates you require with the corrected information and, if it is required by the Registrar General, you may also need to pay for a statutory declaration.

Application forms

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Family history

The General Register Office has records of every birth, marriage and death registered in England and Wales from July 1837. To go further back you will need to look at local parish records.