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 (+ £3 postage & packaging)
£10.00 – record of a death that has been registered more than a month ago (+ £3 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 – download form
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 one of the main registration offices (Caernarfon/Pwllheli/Dolgellau): 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 between 15.00 and 16.00 on that day.
- From where should I collect the certificate if I submit an urgent request?
The certificates can be collected from one of the 3 main registration offices:
- Bangor Registry Office for deaths in Arfon
- Pwllheli Registry Office for deaths in Dwyfor
- Dolgellau Registry Office for deaths in Meirionnydd
- Cost for an urgent request
£7.00 - urgent request for a record of a death registered within the last month(+ £3 postage & packaging)
£17.50 – urgent request for a record of a death registered more than a month ago
Error on death certificate
If you believe there is an error on a death certificate, please contact us by calling 01766 771000.
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.