Copy death certificates

Certificates that are available for deaths that occurred within the current Lancashire County Council boundaries only

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

Cost: £11

Priority service £35.

The priority service enables the certificate to be available for collection in person or posted, first class, within 24 hours of application.

If the death occurred recently you may order copy certificates from the registration office where the death was registered for £11.

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.


Request a copy death certificate online.


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,

We are open from 9am to 4pm Monday to Friday.

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

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