Toggle menu

Copy certificates

We hold the records of births, deaths, marriages and civil partnerships in Gateshead from 1837 onwards. You can search our records online.

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.

Help us improve this site by giving feedback