Copies of birth,
death, marriage and civil partnership certificates are available
from our Register Office in Weston-super-Mare.
Certificates are only available for events
which occurred in North Somerset since 1837. If you need
a certificate of an event which happened elsewhere we can
give you the details of the relevant registration service.
There are links to some nearby registration services on the right
of this page.
certificates can be made in person or in writing to the following
The Register Office
The charges for certificates can be found on our
For certificates of events wich occured less than
a year ago please check the fee with the
Registration Service before applying.
Cheques or Postal Orders should be made payable
to 'North Somerset Council'.
If you are applying for a certificate by post and are
unsure whether we hold the record, please make your cheque/postal
order payable to 'The Superintendent Registrar' so that we can
forward it to another register office on your behalf if
Please do not send cash or 'open' money orders through
We are unable to offer proof of posting. Certificates
failing to arrive through the post cannot be replaced without a
fresh application and payment of the appropriate fee. Should your
certificates fail to arrive as expected, please contact Royal
You can download an application form to print off and
complete using these links:
For Standard Service applications certificates will be
posted no earlier than the third business day following
receipt of the application. All standard applications
should include a reply paid envelope and a contact telephone
If you require certificates more urgently you can
use our Priority Service and make your application by
telephone or in person. Subject to availablility, this service
provides same day first class post, 'while-u-wait' or
same/following day collection. There is an additional fee of
Priority applications cannot be withdrawn or refunded
and the certificate will usually be sent only to the address
where the credit or debit card used for payment is registered.
To help us find the record you require we need to know
the name or names of the individual to whom the record relates
and the date of the birth, death, marriage or civil
partnership formation. In all cases we need the most accurate
information you can give about where the event occurred.
For a birth certificate we would like to know the name
of one or both of the parents. If the certificate relates to an
entry created in the last 50 years, the precise place of birth and
exact names of the parent/parents must be stated in the
For a marriage certificate, we need to
know the name of the church or other building where the
marriage took place. Please contact us to make sure we hold the
record before you apply.
You can order copy certificates from
the General Register
Office (GRO) where you can also search for events if you do
not have enough information to obtain the certificate
We do not yet have records of some marriages
the Church of England or which
took place in some non-conformist churches but we can tell you
where to find this information.
For more information please contact our
If you need to contact Registration Services in nearby local
authories use these links:
Bath and North East Somerset Registration Service
Bristol Registration Service
Somerset Registration Service
Gloucestershire Registration Service