Order a death certificate
All certificates issued are original certified documents.
You cannot apply for death certificates until after the death has been registered.
If the death has been referred to the Coroner’s Office for an Inquest, we cannot issue a Certificate until the Coroner has written to you confirming they have issued us with a Certificate After Inquest or Inquest Adjourned.
A Registrar can issue you certificates at the time of registration.
If you need to contact us, email us.
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 cannot find a matching entry for the certificate you have asked for, we will not refund the full 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
When you order a certificate online we will send it to you by Royal Mail recorded signed for post. If we cannot find a matching entry for the certificate you have asked for, we will not refund the full fee.
Write to us requesting a certificate
You can write to us at:
Birmingham Register Office
You will need to tell us:
- that you want a copy of a death certificate
- how many copies you want
- your full name and address
- your contact number
- the deceased’s (person who died) full name
- the date of death
- the place of death
- their age or date of birth
- their occupation
- their husband’s, wife’s or civil partner's name (if applicable)
You should send payment by cheque or postal order with your request. Certificates cost £11 each plus £4 post packing (UK) or £8 (international).
We will send the certificate(s) to you by Royal Mail 1st class recorded post.
If we cannot find a matching entry for the certificate you have asked for, we will not refund the full fee.
You cannot attend the office to make an application in person or to collect a certificate.
Page last updated: 22 September 2023