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Births, deaths, marriages and civil partnerships

Copies of birth, marriage and death certificates

These pages tell you how to apply for a copy registration certificate

Do it online

Apply and pay for registration copy certificates

To do this you'll need to supply the information below, depending on the type of certificate you require, along how many copies you need.

You can view the fees prior to placing your order.

We can issue copy certificates for East Renfrewshire from 1855 onwards.  We can also provide you with certificates from any registration district in Scotland, except for events registered during the current year and previous year.  In these cases you would have to contact the office where the event was registered. More information can be found on the National Records for Scotland website.

Can I do it in person?

Yes, please telephone to make an appointment at our registration offices.

Registration Service Barrhead
Council Offices,
211 Main Street,
East Renfrewshire .
G78 1SY
Email: Registration Service
Tel: 0141 577 3008
Mon - Fri: 9am - 4pm Telephone Hours: 8am - 6pm
Registration Service Eastwood
Council HQ,
Eastwood Park,
East Renfrewshire.
G46 6UG
Email: Registration Service
Tel: 0141 577 3008
Mon - Fri: 9am - 4pm Telephone Hours: 8am - 6pm

What information do I need to obtain a copy certificate?

Birth certificate

  • Name at birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Mother's maiden name

Death certificate

  • Name at death
  • Date of death
  • Place of death
  • Age at time of death

Marriage certificate

  • Parties' names
  • Date of marriage
  • Place of marriage

Your certificate will be issued at your appointment if you bring the above information along with you.

What if I do not have all the information?

A registrar can carry out a records search to help you find the information you are looking for.  For details on the types of searches and the fees see our Historical searches page.

East Renfrewshire Heritage Service can also help you research your family history.

Costs for copies of certificates


Fee £

Certificate - within one month from date of registration10.00
Certificate - out with one month from date of registration15.00
Certificate - additional copies10.00
Particular search 5.00
General search15.00

A 2% administration charge is applied if you pay by credit card.  We accept all major credit and debit cards with the exception of American Express, Diners and CB Cards.

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