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Copy certificates

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

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.

Request and pay for a copy certificate online

If you need a certified copy of an entry you can request, pay for and then track your order using the online form and your My Norfolk customer account.

If you already have a My Norfolk account, you may need to reset your password using the Forgot your password? link on the sign-in page.

Request a copy certificate

Church ceremony certificates

If your ceremony is taking place at a church in Norfolk then you must purchase your certificates directly from us. Changes to the way marriages are registered mean the authorised person at the church can no longer produce your certificates for you. Find out more about how marriages are registered.

Please note that your certificates will appear on the payment screen listed as ‘Kings Lynn Registration Office – Copy Certificates Closed Book’. Please ignore this wording as it has no impact on your certificate order.

If you have any queries on ordering certificates for church ceremonies, email

Request a church ceremony certificate

How much does it cost?

A copy certificate costs £11. Certificates will be ready within 15 working days, if you order by 3pm.

We send certificates out by 2nd class post. You cannot collect them in person.

Urgent copy certificates

We offer a priority service for urgent requests. It costs £35. Requests are usually processed the next working day and sent out by first class post.

You cannot use the priority service if you don't have a marriage or civil partnership certificate yet, for example if you've only very recently had your ceremony. 

Overseas postage

If your certificate needs to be sent to an overseas address, we normally charge an additional £2 to cover postage costs.

Contact details

For birth and death events registered in Norfolk before 1 September 2019 or for marriage events registered in Norfolk before the 1 April 2011

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

Monday to Friday 9am-5pm
(9.30am on Tuesday)

0344 800 8020 option 3, then option 2

For birth and death events registered in Norfolk after 1 September 2019 or marriage/civil partnership events registered in Norfolk after 1 April 2011

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

Monday to Friday 9.30am-4.30pm

0344 800 8020 option 3, then option 2

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