Torbay Council

Cookie Policy

Copies of Certificates and Historical Searches

You can only do this if the event was registered in the Torbay district since 1837. If the event you are trying to trace occured elsewhere you will need to apply to the district concerned.
If the entry is traced, the information can only be supplied in the form of a certificate for which a fee is charged. You can complete an application form and we will then post out your certificate. If the entry is not found a full refund is made.
Type of CertificateIssued within 2 months of registrationIssued 2 months after registration
Short Certificate of Birth£7.00£10.00
Full Certificate of Birth£7.00£10.00
Death Certificate£7.00£10.00
Stillbirth Certificate £7.00£10.00
Marriage Certificate£7.00£10.00
Civil Partnership Certificate£10.00£10.00

Standard Service

Your certificate will be posted within five working days of receiving your application by 2nd class post. For additional charge of £1 your certificate will be posted 1st class.

Priority Service

For an additional fee of £20.00 we offer a priority service where the certificate(s) will  be sent out usually within 24 hours of us receiving your application.