Apply for a copy of a birth certificate online for our priority service.
You can also apply over the phone by calling us on 0300 123 4045 (option 2) and paying by credit or debit card.
Copy certificate costs
£15 – online applications (priority service)
£20 – phone applications (priority service)
£20 – postal applicatons (priority service)
£10 – postal applications (non-priority service)
£25 – While You Wait certificate
Our priority service means your copy certificate is sent out within 1 working day of receiving your application.
The non-priority service means your copy certificate will be posted after 5 working days.
A While You Wait certificate means your copy certificate will be produced while you wait in reception at The Old Courthouse.
What you'll need to apply
- Date and place where the birth took place.
- The name of the person involved.
If you only have the GRO reference number, you must apply to the General Register Office or you can call them on 0300 123 1837.
Contact the Hertfordshire Archives Local Studies Library (HALS) or visit any Hertfordshire Public Library and see the indexes free of charge.
The Old Courthouse
St Albans Road East
We're open Monday – Thursday 9am to 4pm and Friday 9am to 3pm. Call us on 0300 123 4045 (option 2) for more information.
If you need, you can apply for a copy of a birth certificate by completing and sending this printable form to our address.