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Order a copy of a death certificate | Birmingham City Council

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Order a copy of a death certificate

Due to the current situation regarding COVID-19, the way deaths are registered has changed.

You can not apply for death certificates until after you have had a telephone call from a Registrar, and the death has been registered.

Due to COVID-19 there is a delay in issuing certificates, we are working through all the applications and are dispatching certificates as quickly as we can.

If you do need to contact us please email us, do not telephone.

Be assured that all certificates that have been applied for will be sent as soon as we are able, there is no need to re apply.


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.
  • 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.

Due to the current situation regarding COVID-19 (coronavirus) you cannot attend the office to make an application in person. To apply for a copy certificate you need to apply on line or by post.