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Council Services:

Apply for a commemorative certificate

We now offer commemorative certificates as a lasting reminder of any special occasion. They are available to everyone, regardless of where the event took place.

Commemorative certificates can be used to mark any occasion including:

  • Birth
  • Naming day
  • Birthday
  • Acknowledgement of a still born child
  • Wedding, civil partnership, renewal of vows 
  • Anniversary
  • Memorial or bereavement
  • Citizenship or achievement award
  • or to mark any occasion

Each certificate is tailor-made using the names, dates, information and special message you give on the application form.

Special design and fee

Certificates are:

  • beautifully finished with gold gilt
  • printed in colour
  • printed on high quality watermarked paper
  • 297 x 210mm in size

Each commemorative certificate costs just £12.50 including VAT, postage and packing (frame not included).

Please note: Commemorative certificates have no legal status. They cannot be used as proof of identification or for any other legal purpose. This includes, but is not limited to:

  • Passports
  • Immigration purposes
  • Benefit applications
  • Driving licence

However, if the certificate is to commemorate a birth or marriage we will require proof in the form of a copy of a birth or marriage certificate.

Please download and complete the appropriate application form below and send it to:

Boston Registration Office
Municipal Buildings
West Street
Boston, PE21 8QR

You can also attach it in an email to

Order your certificates

Use our online service to apply and pay for your certificate.


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Last updated: 4 July 2016

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