Copy certificates

Fees and payments

There is a statutory fee of £12.50 for each copy of the certificate.

Further costs depend on the service you choose.

Standard and premium service

Please note, we, Slough Borough Council are not liable for any certificates that are delayed or lost in the post.

Standard service

Certificates should be issued 7 working days from receiving the application and making the payment. This may take longer if we are busy. We will contact you if we need to.

  • Collection can be arranged with registrars by appointment only.
  • We can post your certificate(s) to you either by:
    • 2nd class at no extra charge or
    • signed for service for a fee of £3.00.

Premium service

After 24 hours of receiving the application and making the payment we can have your certificate(s) ready. We will:

  • arrange a time with you to collect in person or
  • post it either by:
    • 2nd class at no extra charge or
    • signed for service for a fee of £3.00.

The premium service costs £38.50 for each certificate copy. This includes the £12.50 statutory fee, and 2nd class post. It does not include the cost of the signed for post.


Once you have requested a copy of the certificate you want, you will be on a call back list. We will contact you for payments. Payments are by debit or credit card only, over the phone or in person. Please do not send any financial details by post. We do not accept cash or postal orders.

Fees as of 28 May 2024.