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Copies of certificates

If the birth, death or marriage took place in the London Borough of Southwark after 1900 you can request for a copy of a certificate online and make a secure online payment:

Please do not apply to Southwark if the event took place outside of this borough, as your application will be refunded automatically.

If you are looking for a birth, death or marriage certificate from prior 1900, see our historical certificates page.

Fees for copies of certificates

Birth, marriage and death certificates issued at the time of registration cost £4.00.

Certificates requested from a recent registration, recorded in a register that is currently open cost £7.00.

The majority of certificates requested are produced from closed registers and cost £10.00.

Please make cheques payable to London Borough of Southwark if making an application by post.


Please note that certificates are sent to you by second class post. If you wish for extra security in receiving your certificate in the post, we can offer a recorded delivery service for an extra £1.50. To request this service, please contact us.

Production time

Please allow 15 working days for your certificate to be produced and sent out. If you require a certificate urgently, we will do our best to accommodate you as quickly as we can. However, we are unable to offer a same day service.


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Southwark register office

Monday to Friday: 9.30am to 4pm

Address: 34 Peckham Road

Tel: 020 7525 7651

Fax: 020 7525 7652



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Southwark Council
PO BOX 64529
London SE1P 5LX

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