Marriage - historical searches

We have Moved!

The Registration service has moved from Royal Oak House to the Council House. Notice of Marriages, Wedding, naming and vow renewal ceremonies will continue to be held at Royal Oak house but all other services will now be at the Council House

Need a copy certificate?

You can apply and pay for a copy of a birth, marriage or death certificate online.

Need a copy urgently? If you order before 12:30 Monday – Friday, you can collect the certificate from the Council House after 3pm on the same day.

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What searches do you offer?

The Derby Register Office holds all the births, marriage and death records for the Derby Registration District from 1 July 1837 to the present day. We can also access some of the Shardlow district records as well as the sub-districts of Spondon, Melbourne and Repton.

We can conduct a five-year search within your certificate application fee. Unfortunately, we are unable to conduct an open ended general search of our indexes.

We offer three levels of service:

  • Our 4 working days bronze service is £10 plus a £1 postage and packaging fee should you wish the certificate to be posted.
  • Our 2 working days silver service is £15 plus a £1 postage and packaging fee should you wish the certificate to be posted.
  • Our same day gold service is £20 and is collection only. This is only available if the certificate is requested before 12:30 Monday – Friday and you can collect the certificate after 3:00pm from the Council House.

If the record was not issued by the Derby Office, please contact the register office where the record was issued

What information would be helpful?

You could help us to help you by providing the following information:

  • The year in which a particular event was registered
  • The place where the event was registered
  • The name of the individual or individuals involved.

For further advice on records of Derby City or genealogy, visit our   or use the Government's Researching Family History website.

Opening times

Day Times
Monday 9.00am to 5.00pm
Tuesday 9.00am to 5.00pm
Wednesday 9.00am to 5.00pm
Thursday 9.00am to 5.00pm
Friday 9.00am to 5.00pm
Saturday By appointment only
Sunday Closed

Useful forms

Contact details

Post address:
Customer Service Centre
The Council House
Corporation Street
Phone: 01332 641680
Minicom: 01332 640666
The Council House
Corporation Street