Death certificate

It is possible to buy a death certificates for anyone who has died in Gwynedd since 1837. If you are looking for an older certificate, please contact the archives service.  

Buy a copy of a death certificate 

  • How much does the death certificate cost?
    £11.00 for each copy including second class post (+ £1.10 if you choose to use Royal Mail tracking service)
  • How to request a copy?
    Phone: 01766 771000 and pay with a debit card
    Post: Download the form below:
    Buy a copy of a death certificate
    and return with a cheque/postal order payable to ‘Gwynedd Council’ to:
    Registrars, Council Headquarters, Shirehall Street, Caernarfon, LL55 1SH
  • How and when will I receive the certificate?
    Once we have received your application and payment, we will aim to send the certificate to you in the post within 10 working days.  

Need a certificate in a hurry?

If you need the certificate in a hurry, it is possible to arrange for you to collect it in person on the day you make the application.

  • How do I make an urgent request for a certificate?
    - Phone: 01766 771000 and pay with a debit card before 10.30am
    - At Caernarfon registry office: and pay with cash, cheque or postal order before 10.30am
  • When can I collect the certificate if I submit an urgent request?
    If we receive your request before 10.30 the certificate can be collected after 3pm on that day.
  • From where should I collect the certificate if I submit an urgent request?Caernarfon Registry Office 
  • Cost for an urgent request
    The cost for an urgent request is £35 for each copy including first class post (+ £1.10 if you choose to use Royal Mail tracking service)  

Error on death certificate

If you believe there is an error on a death certificate, please call us on 01766 771000. 

Family history

Visit www.northwalesbmd.org.uk to research family history. This website gives details of indexes that are relevant to the Registration Offices. 

  

More information

For more information, call 01766 771000.