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To enable us to trace the copy certificates you require, we would appreciate if you could supply as much of the following information as possible:-

Copy Birth Certificates

  1. Full Name (Maiden Surname)
  2. Full Date or Year
  3. Place of Birth
  4. Parent's Names

Copy Death Certificates

  1. Full Name
  2. Date and Place of Death

Copy Marriage Certificates

  1. Full Names of Both parties and Maiden Surname of Female
  2. Date of Marriage
  3. Place of Marriage e.g. Parish of Church/Chapel

A three year search is carried out for each request, which includes the year stated and also two-years either side.

If the full details listed above are not supplied and a 3 year search does not confirm the exact entry then customers may request a personal adviser to search further on their behalf, at the cost of £15 per hour.

You may apply in writing, by email, by telephone or in person.  If collecting in person you will need to bring proof of identity with your name and address on it.

Any records prior to 1837, please contact Carmarthenshire Archives Service.

I would also advise you that our indexes are established for the purposes of registration duties, and are not tied to pedigrees or families. We will not know for example, whether a person had any other children, or whether they had a brother or sister etc.

The fact that a person lived in a particular area or that he/she was buried in a certain place does not mean that they were born there or that they died there.


Please note the fees for copy Birth, Death and Marriage Certificates are as follows:

£10 plus £2 administration fee.

Certificates will be issued within 5 working days. An Express Service which will provide certificates for collection or posting within 24 hours is available at the additional cost of £10 per certificate.

 Certificates Copy Fees 2013 - 2014

Please make cheques or postal orders payable to the Carmarthenshire County Council.

Payment may be made by debit or credit card via the telephone.

Address to:

Superintendent Registrar

Carmarthen Register Office , Parc Myrddin 
Carmarthen, Carmarthenshire
SA31 1HQ

Birth, Death and Marriage Certificates are held in the district where the event occurred

Page last updated on 10/7/2013