Applying for a certificate

You can apply for copy certificates by phone or in writing by post.

If your baby was born in Bristol please apply for a copy certificate through the Bristol City Council website:

Applying by post

Standard service

The fee for ordering a copy certificate is £11 which includes postage and packing this shall be dispatched within 15 working days by 2nd class mail.

Priority (Express) ordering service

If you order the Express copy of any certificate, the fee is £35 each and shall be dispatched first class within 24 hours if the order is made before 3pm.

If you place your order before 3pm Monday to Friday, your certificate will be despatched within 24 hours. We cannot guarantee when the Royal Mail will deliver the certificate to you if you choose to have it posted.

Extra copies of certificates cost £11 each.

If you apply in writing, please include the appropriate payment and send it to

Somerset Registration Services - certificate services
Somerset Heritage Centre
Brunel Way
Norton Fitzwarren

Your certificate will be posted to the address you give us on your application. Please include a cheque or postal order made payable to Somerset County Council. You will not be charged in the entry cannot be found.

Applying by phone

apply for a copy certificate

03001 232 224

Request a copy birth certificate online

You can also request copy birth certificates online, via Somerset County Council .

request a copy certificate