Copy death certificates

We hold records of most deaths that have occurred in the Caerphilly County Borough since 1837.

We can only issue copy death certificates if we hold the register containing the original entry. If not, you must apply to the register office that holds the original record.

Costs and charges

There is a charge for copy certificates and this depends on whether the death record is in the ‘current register’ or a ‘completed register’.

We also have a ‘standard service’ or a ‘same day, priority service’.

Visit our fees and charges webpage for details.

Information you will need to provide

Where possible we will need to know the following information about the person that has died:

  • Full name
  • Place of death
  • Date of death
  • Date of birth
  • Gender
  • Occupation
  • Home address at the time of the death
  • If married or in a civil partnership, the name of the spouse or civil partner

How to request a copy certificate

Alternatively, contact the register office.

Privacy Notice

Registration service privacy notice (PDF)

Following the submission of your application, we will use the information you have provided to locate the death registration. We will then contact you, and if the search was successful, will advise you on what to do next.

How long will it take?

We offer a standard and priority service.

  • Standard service: We can only guarantee issue of the certificate by 7 days after receiving your application and payment.

  • Priority service: If you require a certificate any time within this 7 day period, this will be considered a priority service. If you need the certificate to be issued or collected on the same day, applications must be received by 3pm.

For costs of each service please visit the charges and fees for certificates section.

Certificates are Crown Copyright and should not be photocopied for official purposes.

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