The easiest way to get a replacement birth, death or marriage certificate is direct from the register office that holds the records.

We are only able to issue copy certificates if the event was registered in the Torbay district after 1837.

To buy a replacement certificate you should complete the online application below, we will then post out your certificate to you. 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 

The price of copy certificates depends on whether the original entry is in the current register or an archived register, most copy certificates we issue are from an archived register. 

When you apply for birth, death or marriage certificates you will be charged the archived fee and if your original entry is in the current register we will refund £3 per certificate.


Type of certificate Original entry in the archived register Original entry in the current register
Birth £10 £7
Death £10 £7
Marriage £10 £7
Civil partnership £10 £10