Copy death certificates

We issue standard certificates. These certificates are a certified and complete copy of the original entry of the record of the death.

Cost: £10

An additional £10 will be charged for our priority same day service.

If the death occurred recently you may order copy certificates from the registration office where the death was registered for £4.

Information you need to provide

You will need the following information:

  • Full name at death. If it was a married woman, please give the name and surname of her husband.
  • Date of birth or age at death
  • Occupation
  • Place of death (full address or name of hospital)
  • Home address

How to request a death copy certificate

You can request a death copy certificate online, by telephone, by mail or in person.

Online

Request a copy death certificate online.

Telephone

Call 0300 123 6705 Monday to Friday from 8am to 5pm.

Mail or in person

You can write to us or visit us at the following address:

Lancashire Certificate Service,
Lancashire Archives,
Bow Lane,
Preston,
Lancashire,
PR1 2RE

We are open from 9am to 4pm Monday to Friday. Except the first Wednesday every month when we open at 10.30am.

When applying in person there may be a waiting time whilst the certificate is being produced.

All certificates ordered and collected on the same day will be subject to an additional £10 fee.

Cheques or postal orders should be made payable to Lancashire County Council.