We can only issue copies of certificates if the event was registered in the Torbay district after 1837. If you are trying to trace an event that was not registered in Torbay you must apply to the district where the event happened.

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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. A full refund will be given if the entry is not found.

Standard Service

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

Priority Service

For an additional fee of £20 we offer a priority service where the certificate will be sent out 1st class within 24 working hours of us receiving your application.

Certificate Fees
Type of certificate Issued within 2 months of registration Issued 2 months after registration
Birth £7 £10
Death £7 £10
Marriage £7 £10
Civil partnership £10 £10