London Borough of Croydon

Croydon Register Office holds records relating to births, deaths and marriages that occurred in Croydon dating from 1837.

We can offer a same day or next day service. These applications must be made in person. The express service is not available for certificates that have been ordered on-line. 

Express Service
  • Same Day service (Must be ordered by 12 noon on the day) - £40 payable by credit/debit card only 
  • Next day Service - £30 payable by credit/debit card only

Copies of birth, death, marriage and civil partnership certificates can also 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.

Payment can be made by

  • Debit/credit card 
  • Cheque
  • Postal Order

If paying by cheque or postal order, payment should be made payable to Croydon Council.  PLEASE NOTE  we cannot accept cash payments. 

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

Address Line:

Ground Floor Offices

Croydon Town Hall

Fell Road



Monday - Friday 9.30am to 4.00pm (Closed on the first Wednesday morning of every month for training )