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?
    £7.00 – record of a death registered within the last month (+ £4 postage & packaging) 
    £10.00 – record of a death that has been registered more than a month ago (+ £4 postage & packaging) 
  • 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 5 working days. Applications for certificates for the purpose of family history research can take up to 10 working days.

 

Need the 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?
  • Cost for an urgent request
    The cost for an urgent request is an additional £15 to the cost of the certificate 


Error on death certificate

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

 

Family history

A very useful website for researching family history is www.northwalesbmd.org.uk. This website gives details of indexes that are relevant to the Registration Offices.

For further information, please call 01766 771000.