Marriage and civil partnership certificates

Our Certificate Centre is running a limited service and certificates will be issued as soon as we are able.

The centre is closed for face to face appointments.

You may need a copy of your marriage or civil partnership certificate to prove your marital status.

You can apply online, by phone, by post or in person. We'll post your certificate/s within 10 working days. Certificates can't be emailed or collected in person.

Apply online

You can order certificates online for ceremonies registered in Kent and Bexley and we will post them to you.

Apply by phone

Call Kent Libraries, Registration and Archives on 03000 41 93 00 and ask for the Certificate Centre.

The centre is open 9am to 4:45pm Monday to Saturday (Thursday 10am to 4:45pm only).

Apply by post

Download an application form.

Post a completed application form to:

The Certificate Centre, Kent County Council, Births, Deaths, Marriages and Partnerships, 39 Grove Hill Road, Tunbridge Wells, Kent TN1 1EP.

Apply in person

You can apply in person by visiting the Mansion House Certificate Centre in Tunbridge Wells: Grove Hill Road,Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN1 1EP.

You need to pay for the certificate/s before we can process your application. Payment can be made by:

  • cheque or postal order made payable to Kent County Council
  • debit or credit card

Search in indexes

  • General search: £18

Marriage and civil partnership certificates

  • issued on the day of registration: £11
  • issued after the registration, order processed within 5 working days and sent 2nd class post: £11

Other fees

  • express service for certificates issued on the day of application before 3pm and sent 1st class post: £35

If you don't know the required information to complete the application:

  • call the certificate centre on 03000 41 93 00
  • visit The British Library which provides free public access to the General Register Office (GRO) in microfiche format. A full set of the entries can also be found at Birmingham Central Library, Bridgend Reference Library, City of Westminster Archives Centre, Manchester City Library, Newcastle City Library and Plymouth Central Library. It is not possible to buy a certificate from these locations
  • for civil partnership certificates call 03000 41 93 00 and ask to speak to a member of staff at the Certificate Centre.