Obtaining a Birth Certificate

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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.

By Post

Extracts may also be obtained by writing to us at:

Registration Office
City Chambers
George Square, Glasgow
G2 1DU

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. 

Personal Visit

Extracts may be obtained in person over the public counter.  

Registration Office
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.