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Request a copy death certificate

Request a copy death certificate

We can provide copy death certificates when you need an official replacement or are researching your family tree.

If the death was not in Gateshead, you will need to apply for the certificate in the district where it took place. You can find the Register Office for that area at www.gov.uk/register-offices

Request a copy death certificate

Details required

  • full name of the person named on the certificate
  • date of death of the person named on the certificate

Without these details we will be unable to issue a certificate. If you cannot provide this information and would like further advice, please contact the Registrars Office.
 

Deaths in Washington

We hold records on deaths in Washington from before 30 June 1967. If you require a certificate for a death that occurred in Washington after this date, you will need to apply to Sunderland Register Office
 

Deaths in Hebburn

We hold records on deaths in Hebburn from before 31 March 1974. If you require a certificate for a death that occurred in Hebburn after this date, you will need to apply to South Tyneside Register Office
 

Certificate costs

View our fees and charges page for copy certificate costs. Payment is required at the time of requesting the certificate.
 

Standard service

For standard requests, certificates are normally available for collection or posted out within 15 days, although it may take longer when demand is high.

If you need your certificate for a specific date that is less than 15 working days away, plus an allowance for delivery time, we advise you to use the priority service.

Priority service

For priority requests, the certificate will be available for collection or posted out the next working day. For this service, we must receive your application by 2pm to guarantee next working day postage or collection.

Contact us

Gateshead Register Office
Gateshead Council
Civic Centre
Regent Street
Gateshead
NE8 1HH

0191 433 3000

registeroffice@gateshead.gov.uk