Copy Birth, Death and Marriage Certificates

We can only supply copy birth certificates, death certificates, marriage certificates and civil partnership certificates for events that have been registered within Milton Keynes. If the birth, death, marriage or civil partnership occurred anywhere else then you need to contact the Register Office for that area - this includes any Declarations as these are not registered in Milton Keynes.

If you were married in a church or place of worship in Milton Keynes, then you must contact them in the first instance to see if they are still holding the register. Please do not order a certificate from us until you have done this as we are not able to refund fees where the register is still with the church or place of worship.  

The quickest and easiest way to obtain replacement copies held in Milton Keynes Register Office is by ordering online, using a credit or debit card.  If you are applying from an overseas address please enter the postcode MK2 2BE on the first page and thereafter use your correct address details.

Alternatively, you can visit our office in person and complete an application form.  Please bring a debit or credit card to make a payment or exact cash as no change is available on site. 

Or you can write to us giving us all the details i.e. full names, date and place of event (and, in the case of a birth, both parents' full names) and reason for the application. Enclose a stamped addressed envelope and a cheque or postal order made payable to Milton Keynes Council.

Certificates are normally ready for collection after 3 working days (order Monday and available after 2pm on Thursday), or, if you request that the certificate be posted, they will be sent via first class mail after 3 working days.  

We also offer a priority service whereby the copy certificates will be ready for collection the next working day (after 2pm), or if you request the certificate to be posted, we will ensure that it is sent, via first class mail, the next working day.  There is a fee for this service, which is in addition to the certificate fee.

Enquiries about adoption should be addressed to the General Register Office Adoption Section.  Certificates from the Adopted Children Register can be made online via the GRO website or by telephoning the GRO on 0300 123 1837.

If you have very little or no detail regarding a registration aside from a name, then you can contact the General Register Office who can do a more in-depth search for all the districts in England and Wales.