You can search online for electronic images of open records through our partner website, Findmypast.
If you are a Findmypast subscriber, please submit your request via their website.
If the record can be opened, we will send you a full transcription of the information held in the record. You can view the opened record at our partner website after ten working days of notification of a successful request.
We charge a non-refundable fee of £24.35 for a search. This fee covers the search and administration costs.
You need proof that the person is no longer living in order to submit your request to us. We can only accept a copy of an official death certificate (issued by the General Register Office or overseas equivalent) so please ensure you have this documentation before proceeding.
Freedom Of Information requests take up to 20 working days to complete.