Welcome to the certificate service for Southampton Register Office.
This section gives you the information needed in order to obtain a duplicate birth, marriage, civil partnership or death certificate; from what areas we cover, how to order, to explanations of the different ordering options including fees and the types of certificates available. You will also find links to other sites at the bottom of this page for additional related information.
Records held at Southampton Register Office
This office is able to issue certificates for events that took place in Southampton City from 1837 to the present day. Further information is given below if the event took place outside of Southampton City. Please note that although initially registered under Southampton, some records including Eastleigh were transferred to Hampshire Registration Services.
For family history applications, we also hold the records for births, deaths and some marriages that happened in the old district of South Stoneham. This area covered some parts of Netley, Eastleigh, Hound, Millbrook. This district no longer exists, but Southampton Register Office can provide certificates for births and deaths that occurred between 1837 and early 1924 in the South Stoneham district. Some marriage records for South Stoneham are also held at Southampton, and some are held in the Hampshire district. If you know exactly where and when the marriage occurred, our staff will be able to tell you if we hold the record, or whether you need to apply to Hampshire.
SERVICE UPDATE: Please note that due to essential maintenance works in our register depository, certificates ordered from 1st July 2014 will be ready on the following dates:
Certificate Ordered: Tuesday 1st July - ready Monday 14th July
Wednesday 2nd July - ready Tuesday 15th July
Thursday 3rd July - ready Wednesday 16th July
Friday 4th July - ready Thursday 17th July
Monday 7th July - ready Friday 18th July
Priority service will not be available from Friday 4th July 2014 to Thursday 10th July 2014. Orders place on Friday 11th July 2014 can still be collected on Monday 14th July. Priority orders can alternatively be placed online with the General Register Office - see link below.
Normal service is due to resume for orders taken on Monday 14th July 2014.