Croydon Register Office holds records relating to births, deaths and marriages that occurred in Croydon dating from 1837. Apply online, or visit us for our express same day service.
What you need to order a copy certificate
Birth certificate copy certificate
- full name at birth
- date of birth
- place of birth (hospital or other address)
- mother's full name (including maiden name if possible)
- father's full name (if possible)
Death certificate copy certificate
- full name of deceased
- date of death
- name and address of place of death
- maiden name (if applicable)
Marriage and civil partnership copy certificate
- venue of the marriage or civil partnership
- date of marriage or civil partnership
- full names of both parties (for a woman, her maiden name before the marriage or civil partnership)
For church marriages, certificate copies are only available from the Register Office once the church has passed their marriage register to us. To obtain a copy of the marriage certificate you may need to contact the relevant church. Contact the Register Office for further advice.
Personal or postal application
A copy certificate can be obtained from the Register Office either in person or by post. The fee is £11 for each certificate and they take 10 working days to produce.
Payment can be made by
- debit or credit card
- cheque made payable to Croydon council
- postal order made payable to Croydon council
If applying by post you must enclose a stamped, self-addressed envelope and your telephone number. If applying from outside the British Isles you must send an international money order drawn on a UK bank in pounds sterling.
Copies of birth, death, marriage and civil partnership certificates can also be ordered online. Select Registrars from the Product Search dropdown menu.
Croydon Register Office offers a priority service for urgent applications for copies of birth, death, marriage and civil partnership certificates. These applications must be made in person. The express service is not available for certificates that have been ordered online. Certificates cost £35, payable by credit or debit card.
Certificates ordered before midday will be ready for collection after 3pm the same day. Certificates ordered after midday on a working day will be ready for collection after midday the following working day.
Croydon Register Office
Ground Floor Offices
Croydon Town Hall
Monday to Friday 9.30am to 4pm (closed on the first Wednesday morning of every month for training)