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new cardiff > ENG > Resident > Births, Marriages and Deaths > Birth, marriage and death certificates

Get copies of birth, marriage, civil partnership and death certificates

There are three ways you can apply for a copy of certificates of births, marriages, and deaths that took place in Cardiff since 1837 (when official records began). Civil Partnership records are available from 2005 onwards.


For all types of application you will need the following information:


  • which type of certificate you would like: birth, marriage, civil partnership or death
  • name or names the certificate applies to
  • date of the event
  • where the event took place
  • parents names for a birth certificate
  • any other relevant information that may help us locate the entry

Please note that we can only issue copy certificates if we hold the register containing the original entry. If not, you must apply to the register office that holds the original record.



Please print and fill in an application form:



Certificates are £11 each and you will need to include a Postal Order made out to 'Cardiff Council' with your application which you should send to:

Cardiff Register Office, City Hall, Cathays Park, Cardiff CF10 3ND.

We will issue the certificate by second class post within 15 working days. 

Please note we do not accept cheques or cash payments by post.


​​You can apply in person at Cardiff Register Office, City Hall. No appointment is necessary and our opening hours are 8.30am-4.00pm Monday-Thursday, and 9.00am-4.00pm on Friday.

You will need to complete the relevant application form and payment can be made by cash or debit / credit card.

You can also apply by phoning 029 2087 1680/4 during office opening hours. If you are applying over the phone you will need to pay using a credit or debit card, so please have your card details ready when phoning.

There are 2 services you can choose from:

Standard Service: Copy certificates ordered will be ready to collect in person or be sent out second class within 15 working days at a cost of £11.00 per certificate.

Priority Service: Copy certificates can be ordered up to 3pm Monday - Friday and collected from the Register Office reception on or before the next working day at the cost of £35.00 per certificate.


For more information, or if you have any queries, please contact us.



029 2087 1680/4.