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Order a copy of a death certificate

We can only provide certificates for deaths that were registered in Birmingham. You can check which Register Office to apply to on GOV.uk's website.

Certificates cost £11 each; you can ask for copies of several different certificates as part of the same order. If we can't find a matching entry for the certificate you’ve asked for, we won't refund the fee.

To order a certificate you will need to know:

  • The deceased’s (person who died) full name
  • The date of death
  • The place of death
  • Their age or date of birth
  • Their occupation

You should also read our Terms and Conditions and payment information.

When you order a certificate online we'll send it to you by Royal Mail recorded signed for post within 15 working days of receiving your order. If we can't find a matching entry for the certificate you’ve asked for, we won't refund the fee.

Order a death certificate

Alternatively, you can:

  • complete and return a death certificate application form by post. If you do, we’ll send the certificate(s) to you by Royal Mail recorded signed for post within 15 working days of receiving your order.
  • apply in person at Birmingham Register Office from 9am to 3pm, Monday to Friday. If you do, you can arrange to pick them up after 10 working days.
  • Certificates cost £11 each. If we can't find a matching entry for the certificate you’ve asked for, we won't refund the fee.

Express service

If you need copies of a certificate urgently, you can ask for our express service. This service is only available in person at the Register Office between 9am and 2pm, Monday to Friday. Certificates will be available for collection before 3pm on the day of the order. Certificates will cost £35 per certificate. If we can't find a matching entry for the certificate you’ve asked for, we will refund £24 of the fee.

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