Renfrewshire Council

Buy a birth, death, marriage or civil partnership certificate

Our Registration offices can issue a replacement certificate of a:

  • birth
  • death
  • marriage

that was registered in Scotland (from 1855 until the last full calendar year) or a civil partnership certificate (from December 2005 until the last full calendar year).

Events registered within the current year can only be issued from the local authority where the registration took place.

For copies of certificates of a registration that took place outside of Scotland, you must apply to the country in which the event took place. 

You will need

The information you need will depend on the type of certificate:

  • Birth certificate - full forename and surname; date and place of birth; father's/parent's full forename and surname; and mother's full forename, surname and maiden surname.
  • Death certificate - full forename and surname of deceased; date of birth or age at death; and date and place of death.
  • Marriage certificate - full forename and surname of bridegroom; full forename and maiden surname of bride; and date and place of marriage.
  • Civil partnership certificate - full forename and surname of civil partners; and date and place of civil partnership registration.

Adopted birth certificate

An adopted individual should contact the National Records of Scotland to order a copy of their birth certificate.

Stillbirth certificate

Contact the National Records of Scotland

Order a certificate

You can:

  • phone your request to the number below and pay by credit or debit card, or
  • visit one of our Registration Offices at the following times, where cash or cheque payment options are available.

Paisley or Johnstone offices from 10am to 11:30am and from 2pm to 3:30pm.
Renfrew office from 10am to 11:30am.  

How much does it cost?

  • if a copy is requested within 1 month of registration: £10
  • if requested thereafter: £15
  • if more than 1 copy of the same certificate is requested, the first copy will be charged at £15 and further copies are £10 each.
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