Page last updated 15 April 2014

Copy certificates

As we hold the original records, we can provide you with copy certificates for Births, Deaths, Marriages and Civil Partnerships that took place in the county of Northamptonshire.

Our Registration Offices do not have on-site facilities for copies of birth, death, marriage and civil partnership certificates as the original records are held at the Northamptonshire Records Office where our copy certificate production facility is located. The quickest way to receive your copy certificate is to apply online.

There is a statutory fee of £10.00 per copy.

How do I apply for a copy certificate?


Apply online

The online system for copy certificates is currently not available.

You can order copy certificates by calling our Customer Service Centre on 0300 126 1000 and selecting option 3. We will update this message once the online service is available.

Priority Service

As well as a standard production service, we offer a priority production service.

  • Costs an additional £16.00 per order
  • Exclusively available online for copies of birth and death certificates
  • Online order must be received by us before 3:00pm for us to dispatch using first class post the next working day
  • Applications received after 3:00pm will be dispatched by first class post the day after the next working day

To take advantage of the priority service, please apply online and select 'Priority service - yes' at the end.

Postal application for a copy certificate

The quickest way for you to receive your certificate is to apply online (see above). If you would like to apply by post, please download the application form below and send this with your payment to the address on the form:

When will I receive my copy?

Our aim is to produce all standard copy certificates within seven working days of receipt of an order. Copy certificates will be posted using 2nd class post on the day it is produced.

You can contact us on 0300 126 1000 to check the status of your order.

Further information

Please note: All certificates are crown copyright and cannot be photocopied.

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