Order a certificate

To apply for a birth, death, marriage or civil partnership certificate, the event must have taken place in Lincolnshire.

If the event occurred outside of Lincolnshire (including North Lincolnshire and North East Lincolnshire), you must apply to the correct district or the General Register Office.

Applicants need to ensure they provide as much information as possible for us to locate the correct entry and issue a certificate.

Birth certificates

To apply for a full certified copy of a birth record we need to know:

  • full name of the child (as registered at birth)
  • date of birth
  • place of birth (such as hospital or home address)
  • parents' names (as shown on the original registration).

If a person was adopted, the original birth certificate can no longer be used for official use, such as a passport application. To obtain the legal birth or adoption record, contact the General Register Office on 0300 123 1837.

Death certificates

To apply for a certified copy of a death record we need to know:

  • the deceased's full name
  • their date of death
  • where the person died

Marriage certificates or civil partnership certificates

To apply for a certified copy of a marriage or civil partnership record we need to know:

  • full names of both parties at the time of the marriage or civil partnership
  • date of the event
  • specific place of marriage or civil partnership (such as venue or church)

Priority service

We will search our records and dispatch your certificate the next working day after receiving your application, Monday to Friday (excluding bank and public holidays).

Please note this is not a next day delivery service.

Priority certificates cost £35 for each copy issued.

We will send your certificate(s) to you using first class postage. You also have the option to select Royal Mail Special Delivery.

Standard service

We will search our records and dispatch your certificate within 10 working days of receiving your application, Monday to Friday (excluding bank and public holidays).

Standard certificates cost £11 for each copy issued.

We will send your certificate(s) to you using second class postage.

Refunds

Please note that we will retain an administrative fee of £4 from all application which require a refund. This includes, but is not limited to:

  • where an application results in no trace of the record, or
  • where insufficient information has been provided for a certificate to be issued

Order a certificate

You can apply for certificates online using a credit or debit card. We are unable to accept payments by cheque or postal order.

Please note that due to planned Royal Mail strikes there may be some severe delivery delays.


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Registrations before 1837

We do not hold records for events before 1 July 1837. If the event took place in Lincolnshire before 1 July 1837, find out more on the Lincolnshire archives website.