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Buy a copy of a birth, death, marriage or civil partnership certificate

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  1. Buy a copy of a birth, death, marriage or civil partnership certificate
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Due to ongoing operational difficulties, the Registration Service is currently unable to meet our usual timescales for issuing copy certificates.  This includes the issue of certificates after inquest and following declaration of a birth or death in another district. Please be assured that certificates will be produced as quickly as available resources allow. 

Certificates are currently being issued within 25 working days.

Please only apply for certificates you require urgently, i.e. for legal purposes, proof of ID etc.  Please note that the service to produce historic / family history certificates is currently unavailable, If you submit an application of this kind it will not be processed at this time.  This will be regularly reviewed and the full service reinstated as soon as we are able.

Thank you for your patience.

The Register Office remains closed for walk-in applications.

You can apply online by clicking the link below or by calling 01782 235260 to order a copy certificate over the telephone.

We hold records for all births, deaths, marriages and civil partnerships in Stoke on Trent since 1837. If the event happened outside Stoke-on-Trent, contact the register office where it took place or the General Register Office.

Royal Stoke University Hospital is in Stoke-on-Trent.

Douglas Macmillan Hospice is not in Stoke-on-Trent. Call Staffordshire registration service on 0300 111 8001 to request a certificate issued here. 

We issue certificates at the time of registration.

Details from the registers can be released in the form of a certified copy certificate. This is produced at a legally-set fee.

We can issue a certificate to anyone who is able to give us the date of the event and the full personal details of the person whose certificate is needed. No proof of identity is necessary.

You will need to supply us with enough information so we can find the record. 

We will search indexes for a period of three years but only where accurate details are provided. 

Buy a copy of a birth, death, marriage or civil partnership certificate