Registration charges

How to pay

You can pay registration fees by debit or credit card; just be aware that there's an administration fee of 2.2% if you use a credit card.

If you wish to pay by another method, or you're finding it difficult to pay, please check other ways you can pay.

What we charge

We don't charge for registering a birth or death.  

You can see a list of the services we do charge for, and the current cost, below.

*From 1 November 2017 new charges will apply for some registration services.  

Copy and full certificates - birth, death and marriage

Certificate Cost
Full certificate - priority application from archived records - same day service £21
Full certificate from archived records - certificate ready three days after receipt of application £10

Registrar's records

Record Cost
Records - at the time of registration                                                                                         £4
Records - (after registration within a current register)                                    £7

Marriage/civil partnerships (all ceremony fees include one certificate)

Item Cost
Provisional booking fee £26
Notice fee (per person - to be paid to the registrar service in the district where the person lives) £35
The register office ceremony room £50
The ceremony suite (Monday to Thursday) £116
The ceremony suite (Friday) £138
The ceremony suite (Saturday) £165
Approved premises (Monday to Thursday) £310
Approved premises (Friday) £349
Approved premises (Saturday) £444
Approved premises (Sunday) £452
Approved premises (bank holidays) £452

 Naming/renewal of vows ceremonies

Fee Cost
Provisional booking fee                                                                                                  £26
Ceremony fee £165

Registration service fees* 

Fee Cost
Reduction of 28 day notice of marriage period                                                                                               £60.00
Correction to birth, death or stillbirth registration  £75/£90
Changing child's forenames - birth registration (within 12 months of registration)  £40
Divorce document issued outside of England and Wales £50/£75
Letter to confirm no record of marriage/civil partnership in England or Wales.  10 year search £50 per 10 year search

Other services

Item Cost
Marriage ceremony religious buildings - registrar in attendance (including one certificate) £90
General search fee £18
Priority postage fee £1
Approved premises ceremony licence or renewal £1,379
Building registration fee (worship) £29
Building registration fee (marriage) £123