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You can now order a birth certificate using our online form.

Copies of certificates

If a birth, marriage or death was registered in Wolverhampton from 1837 to the present day, you can request a copy of the certificate.


The standard cost of a copy certificate is:

  • £10 (if you wish to collect the certificate from the Register Office)
  • £11 (including postage sent via First Class)

Applications will be processed within five working days. If you require a certificate urgently, a priority service is available where the certificate will be produced within 2 hours. The fee for this service is:

  • £30 (If you wish to collect the certificate from the Register Office)
  • £31 (The certificate will be sent First Class post, on the same day that the order is received)

How to request a certificate

Standard certificate orders can be placed by completing the relevant form below, and emailing it to  a member of staff from the Register Office will then call you within 5 working days to take a payment from you using a debit or credit card. Please ensure you have this form of payment available.

Priority certificate orders can be placed over the telephone using a debit or credit card by calling us on 01902 551234. Our lines are open between 9am and 5pm Monday - Thursday, and 9am-4.30pm on Fridays. Priority certificates will need to be ordered before 3pm, to be issued the same day.

If you do not have a debit or credit card available, certificates can be ordered by attending the Register office in person, our address is:

Wolverhampton Register Office
Civic Centre, St. Peter's Square

Please note: The following areas do not fall within the boundary of Wolverhampton, and if the birth, death, or marriage happened in one of these areas, City of Wolverhampton Council will not hold the certificate.

  • Coven
  • Bilbrook
  • Codsall
  • Perton
  • Wombourne
  • Essington
  • Featherstone
  • Lower Penn
  • Cheslyn Hay
  • Coseley
  • Bridgnorth
  • Albrighton