Costs for birth, death and marriage certificates are:

  • £4.00 for births, deaths and marriages in the current register, at or before the registration, or within 2 months of an inquest
  • £7.00 for births, deaths and marriages which occurred in the last 2 months

Buying copy certificates from York Register Office

Find out more about copy certificates for civil partneships and historic stillbirth certificates.

Complete a copy certificate application form to get:

  • copy birth certificates
  • copy marriage certificates
  • copy civil partnership certificates
  • copy death certificates

Return your application to York Register Office including a postal order for the appropriate fee, made payable to 'City of York Council' (we do not accept cheques).

Alternatively, you can:

  • order certificates by telephone and pay by credit or debit card (terms and conditions apply)
  • visit York Register Office office in person

Cost of copy certificates

On receipt of your application, cost of copy certificates sent from York Register Office are:

  • £10.00 for certificates sent by second class post within 10 days
  • £25.00 for certificates sent next day by first class post

Searching for birth, death and marriages certificates

A general search in birth, death and marriage indexes costs £18.00 - contact York Register Office for further details.

You can search online (for free) on the Yorkshire Births, Marriages and Deaths (Yorkshire BMD) website. Although the indexes are not yet complete for all years and districts, the database will eventually cover Yorkshire births, deaths and marriages for the years 1837 to 2010.

Please note that fees for duplicate certificates as advertised on the Yorkshire BMD website, and as shown of the forms available from their site, are not applicable to certificates requested through York Register Office.

Certificates for events registered prior to 1837

Events recorded before 1 July 1837 may have been recorded in church baptismal, marriage and burial registers that may be in the custody of the local archivist, the Borthwick Institute.

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