Request a copy certificate

Find out about getting copy certificates for births, deaths, marriages and civil partnerships.

Where the birth, death, marriage or civil partnership took place


We can only issue copy certificates for births, marriages or deaths that took place in the county of Leicestershire (not Leicester City).

For events that took place within Leicester City, e.g. births in Leicester Royal Infirmary, Glenfield Hospital and Leicester General Hospital, you’ll need to contact the City of Leicester Register Office.

Requesting a certificate

You can order certificates online. Before you begin, please read the following information:

What information is needed to obtain an old birth, death or marriage certificate

We will need to know the name, year and the registration district and any other information you may have.

What to do if the entry you are looking for hasn’t been transcribed yet

If you are unable to supply precise information, then it may take longer for us to locate the entry to which you are referring. In some cases we may not be able to determine the actual entry.

If you are uncertain of the date of an event we will search for a five-year period (2 years either side of your suggested date (e.g. you suggest 1885, we will search 1883 to 1887) but unfortunately, we do not have the resources for extensive searches of the indexes.

Our online ordering system is temporarily unavailable.

If the birth, death, marriage, or civil partnership occurred in Leicestershire, please call 0116 305 6565 to order the certificate. Alternatively, please email your request to and we will call you back to take payment.  

We apologise for any inconvenience caused.