The Register Office holds records of births, marriages and deaths recorded in Brighton & Hove since 1 July 1837.

To get a copy of a birth, marriage or death certificate recorded in Brighton & Hove, you can apply online or by post. You can find out what information you will need to know to apply for a copy of a certificate and apply online on these web pages:

There may be postal delays in some areas due to the pandemic.

Obtaining certificates from outside Brighton & Hove

We only have access and hold records of births, marriages, civil partnerships and deaths which occurred in Brighton & Hove. If you need a record of a birth, death or marriage that occurred in a district outside of Brighton and Hove, you will need to contact the Register Office for that district. If so, you may find the following links useful. 

Burial and cremation records

A register of burials and cremations in Brighton & Hove since 1851 is kept at Woodvale Lodge.

Find out about genealogy research at Woodvale Lodge.

The Keep

The Keep is an archive centre containing information, resources and multimedia about various topics.

See the Keep website to find out more