Obtaining a Birth Certificate
May Weekend Public Holiday
The Registration Office based in The Service Desk, 45 John Street, Glasgow and the Ceremony Rooms based at 23 Montrose Street, Glasgow will close at 5pm on Thursday 21 May 2015 and normal service will resume at 9am on Tuesday 26 May 2015.
The appointment line will remain open on Friday 22 May and Monday 25 May and appointments can be arranged by phoning 0141 287 7658.
Please note the day following a public holiday will be particularly busy in the Service Desk and priority will be given to death registrations therefore if your business is not of an urgent nature you may be asked to return on another day.
The Registration Office of Births, Deaths, Marriages and Civil Partnerships is based at the Service Desk at 45 John Street. The opening hours of the Service Desk are Monday-Friday 9.00am - 5.00pm.
The easiest way to to obtain a birth certificate is by ordering through certificates online certificates online
For personal visits to the Service Desk we will always endeavour to issue a certificate on the same day, however during busy periods and unforeseen IT loss, this may not always be possible.
Please also note if you attend the office later than 4.30pm we may be unable to attend to your request on that day.
Obtaining Birth Certificates
You can order replacement Birth, Death, Marriage or Civil Partnership certificates online for events registered in Scotland. The fee for an extract is £15.00 plus postage. Subsequent extracts of the same entry, ordered at the same time, cost £10.00 each. Please note that certificates may not be available if the event was registered out with Glasgow, within the current year.
Payment can be made via our secure online system using debit or credit card.
In order to obtain an extract it is helpful to know:
- full name at birth
- date and place of birth
- mother's maiden surname
By Phone using Credit/Debit Card - 0141 287 7679
This facility is available:
Monday - Friday: 10.00am - 12 noon and 2.00pm - 4.00pm.
Please note, postage will also be charged.
Extracts may also be obtained by writing to us at:
George Square, Glasgow
Cheques and Postal Orders should be made payable to Glasgow City Council. All payments outwith United Kingdom should be in sterling in the form of an international money order or banker's draft.
Extracts may be obtained in person over the public counter.
Service Desk, 45 John Street
Glasgow G1 1JE
Office Opening Hours are:
Monday - Friday: 9.00am - 5.00pm.
Please note, we will always endeavour to deal with your enquiry, however, if you attend the office later than 4.30pm we may be unable to finalise your request on that day and would therefore offer an appointment for you to return to the office another day.
Please also note, the preferred method of payment at the Service Desk is by Debit/Credit Card. Registration staff will be unable to accept cash payments, however, you will be able to pay for transactions involving cash/cheque at a separate cash office within the Service Desk.