Croydon Register Office holds records relating to births, deaths and marriages that occurred in Croydon dating from 1837 to the present day.
Due to essential repairs to our vault, registers will be removed and stored offsite. Therefore, until further notice we are unable to produce archive certificates.
If you wish to order a copy of a Birth, Death, Marriage or Civil Partnership certificate you can apply directly to our head office , The General Register Office, by phone 0300 1231837 or online. Please accept our sincere apologies for any inconvenience.
Copies of birth, death, marriage and civil partnership certificates can be ordered online (search for "certificate" under "Registrars").
What you need to order a certificate
Birth certificate copy
- full name at birth
- date of birth
- place of birth (hospital/home address)
- mother's full name (including maiden name if possible)
- father's full name (if possible)
Death certificate copy
- full name of deceased
- date of death
- name and address of place of death
- maiden surname (if applicable)
Marriage* and civil partnership certificate copy
- venue of the marriage/civil partnership
- date of marriage/civil partnership
- full names of both parties (for the woman, her surname before marriage/civil partnership)
*For church marriages, certificate copies are only available from the Register Office once the church has passed their marriage register to us. Therefore, to obtain a copy of the marriage certificate you may need to contact the relevant church. Please contact the Register Office for further advice.
Personal / postal application
A copy certificate can be obtained from the Register Office either by personal application or by post. The fee is £10 for each certificate.
If paying by cheque or postal order payment should be made payable to Croydon Council. Cheque guarantee card details, i.e. card number and expiry date, are also required.
If applying by post please enclose a stamped, self-addressed envelope and your phone number. If applying from outside the British Isles you will need to send an international money order drawn on a UK bank in pounds sterling.
Croydon Register Office
Ground Floor Offices
Croydon Town Hall
Monday - Friday 9.30am to 4.00pm (Closed on the first Thursday of every month for training (mornings only))