Copy marriage certificates

Certificates that are available for marriages within the current Lancashire County Council boundaries only.

The certificates we issue are a certified copy of the original entry of the record of the marriage.

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.

Information you need to provide

  • For a man the forename(s) and surname
  • For a woman  the forename(s) and maiden name
  • Any other surnames for either party that may have been used prior to this marriage may be useful in locating the entry.
  • Date of the marriage
  • Place of the marriage. Include the name of building, the place of worship or name of the Register Office

How to request a marriage copy certificate


Request a copy marriage 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.