Order copy certificates

Who To Contact

Knowsley Register Office
High Street, Prescot
L34 3LD
Opening times: 9am - 5pm Mon to Fri

Telephone: 0151 443 2900

Email: registrars@knowsley.gov.uk


If a birth, death, marriage or civil partnership took place in Knowsley, you can apply for a copy certificate



  • Full birth certificate (includes parents' names) £10.
  • Short birth certificate £10 (this does not include details of the parents and may not always be accepted by passport offices or other organisations).
  • Marriage or civil partnership certificate £10.
  • Death certificate £10.

Certificates issued at the time of registration are £4 each.

How to apply

There are two ways to make an application for a copy certificate:

  • In person by visiting us at the address on the right.  

If you apply in person, certificates will be ready for collection in 5 working days.  Alternatively, your certificate can be posted out by Royal Mail Signed For 1st Class for a fee of £3.00.  


  • By post. You can write to Knowsley Register Office, High Street, Prescot L34 3LD


Postal applications are sent out within five working days of receipt.

You will need to enclose a cheque or postal order made payable to Knowsley Metropolitan Borough Council, a stamped addressed envelope and the following details.

  • Birth – full name at birth, date and place of birth, parents’ full names, including mother’s maiden name.
  • Death – full name of deceased and the place and date of death.
  • Marriage or civil partnership – full name of both parties before marriage or partnership and the date and place of the marriage or partnership.

Family history certificates

Please note that certificates for family history research will be issued as quickly as possible, but requests may take longer due to the extra search time required.

Priority Copy Certificate Service

A Priority Copy Certificate Service is available in our Register Office, which means you will receive your copy certificate within two hours for a fee of £32.00. To use this service, you must apply in person at the Register Office. The service will be available at the following times:

  • 9am-3pm Monday to Friday