Copy certificates

The registers contain the records of all Norfolk births, deaths and marriages from 1837.

In order to obtain a certified copy of an entry you will need to pay a fee and complete an application form.

If you do not know the area where the event took place you can contact the General Register Office on 0300 123 1837 and select option 1 for assistance.

For certificate applications made to Norfolk Registration Service and Norfolk Record Office, the fees are £11 for the first certificate and £10 for subsequent certificates. 

Please don’t supply card details in an email. Either give us your telephone number when you complete the form and we will call you can take your details over the phone or you can call one of our full-time offices. Contact details for Registration Offices.

To download an application form for a certificate click on the form you need below:
Once completed send the form to the relevant office:
Type of certificate Location
Event between
1837 and 31/03/1969
Event between
01/04/1969 and 31/03/2011
Event between
01/04/2011 and current day
Birth and death Norfolk Norfolk Record Office Norfolk Record Office Norfolk Registration Service
Marriage Norfolk Norfolk Record Office Norfolk Record Office Norfolk Registration Service
Civil partnership Norfolk N/A Norfolk Registration Service Norfolk Registration Service
A priority service is available at £21 for next day collection (time to be agreed at the time of ordering) or next day dispatch by first class post, subject to the receipt of a completed, paid for order.

We charge a £1 admin fee if you pay by credit card. 

Contact details

Norfolk Record Office (the Archive Centre)
Martineau Lane
Norfolk NR1 2DQ

Monday to Friday 09:00 to 17:00
(09:30 on Tuesday)

0344 800 8020

For all events registered in Norfolk after 1 April 2011

Norfolk Registration Service
King’s Lynn Register Office
Town Hall
Saturday Market Place
King’s Lynn, PE30 5DQ

Monday to Friday 09:30 to 16:30

0344 800 8020 option 3