Somerset County Council

Request a copy of a birth certificate


We hold records for births, deaths, marriages and civil partnerships which have taken place in Somerset since 1837.

You can apply for a copy certificate for births in Somerset using the button below. 
You can also apply by phoning 0300 123 2224 or in writing.

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If you were adopted, please contact the General Register Office on 0300 123 1837.

We now process copies of certificates for North Somerset. If you want to request certificates from Bath and North East Somerset or Bristol, please use the links below.

Bath and North East Somerset

Bristol City Council

The Standard Certificate Fee is £11 which will be dispatched by 2nd class mail within 15 working days.

The Express Certificate Fee is £35 which will be dispatched by 1st class mail or can be collected within 24 hours if the order is made by 3pm. 

Extra copies of certificates cost £11 each.

When you apply you should provide as much information as possible about the entry you are looking for so that we can identify it correctly.

For a copy birth certificate, please tell us:

  • Name of child

  • Date of birth

  • Place of birth

We will search a minimum of two years either side of the date you have given.

If you apply in writing, please include the appropriate payment and send it to
Somerset Registration Services
Certificate Services
Somerset Heritage Centre
Brunel Way
Norton Fitzwarren

Please enclose a cheque or postal order made payable to Somerset County Council with your application.

Your certificate will be posted to the address you give us on your application.

You will not be charged if we cannot find the entry.

The records are stored by the five historical registration districts for Somerset.

Mendip includes Shepton Mallet, Frome and Wells
Sedgemoor includes Bridgwater and Burnham
South Somerset includes Yeovil, Chard and Wincanton
Taunton includes Taunton and Wellington
West Somerset includes Williton and Minehead.

Bath and North East Somerset

North Somerset

Bristol City Council


Contact: Customer Contact
Phone: 0300 123 2224

Opening hours: Monday 8am to 6pm, Tuesday to Friday 8.30am to 5.30pm, Saturday and Sunday closed.

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