Lambeth register office are able to provide you with death certificates dating from 1940 to the present day.

We are not currently registering births, marriages or civil partnerships, and we have made changes to how we register deaths. This is due to new government rules to contain the spread of coronavirus. More information about the changes to our service

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What you need to know...

A death certificate contains all the information recorded in the original death register. This certificate is required for official purposes.

If a person died outside the borough of Lambeth, we would not hold the record. You should contact the register office within the district where the death took place.


Please do not arrive to collect your certificate before the due date as the certificate will not be ready for you to pick up.


All certificates will be posted out in a C5 envelope, which will require them to be folded in half. Folding a certificate does not invalidate it.

Service fees for one certificate copy

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If you order more than one copy of an individual register entry, the additional copies will be charged at an additional £11 per copy.

If we can't issue a certificate

We won't be able to issue a copy certificate if we don't hold the record you're looking for or can't trace it from the information you provide.

  • Please try to provide as much information as possible so that we can try to locate your record.

  • The initial £11 charge for this service is to locate the certificate. This fee is redeemable against the certificate if it is found. If we're unable to find your certificate you won't receive a refund for the £11 as this covers the cost of our search.

  • We'll refund any express payments, postage, and any additional payments you have made on top of the initial £11 fee for any extra copies of the certificate you may have ordered.

  • If we can't issue the certificate we would recommend that you contact The General Register Office (GRO), where the records are held of births, marriages and deaths registered in England and Wales since 1 July 1837.