Registration charges

How to pay

You can pay in advance for any certificates or book an appointment online to:

Our charges

We don't charge for registering a birth or death, but you'll need to pay for any certificates you want.  

Certificates (birth, death, marriage and civil partnerships)

Certificate Cost up to 27 May 2024 Cost from 28 May 2024
Full certificate at the point of registration £11 £12.50
Full certificate - standard service (certificate will be ready five working days after payment made) £11 £12.50
Full certificate - priority service (certificate will be ready same/next working day after payment made), additional certificates ordered at the same time £11 (up to 27 May 2024) or £12.50 (from 28 May 2024) £35 £38.50

Marriage/civil partnerships

The cost will be based on the date and year of your ceremony. 

Fee Cost up to 27 May 2024 Cost 28 May 2024 to 31 March 2025 Cost 
1 April 2025 to 31 March 2026
Cost 
1 April 2026 to 31 March 2027
Notice fee - per person (weekday appointment) £35 £42 £42 £42
Notice fee - per person (Saturday including out of hours fee) £55 £60 £63 £66
Foreign national notice fee - per person (weekday appointment only) £57 £57 £57 £57
Certificate of no impediment £42 £42 £42 £42
Provisional booking fee (non refundable) £39 £39 £40 £42
Register office (two witnesses) - every other Tuesday morning £57 £68.50 £68.50 £68.50
Town Hall ceremony suite - Monday to Thursday £231 £232.50 £239.50 £251.50
Town Hall ceremony suite - Friday £253 £254.50 £261.50 £274.50
Town Hall ceremony suite - Saturday morning £270 £271.50 £278.50 £292.50
Town Hall ceremony suite - Saturday afternoon £303 £304.50 £312.50 £328.50
Approved premises - Monday to Thursday before 5pm £413 £414.50 £426.50 £447.50
Approved premises - Friday before 5pm £534 £535.50 £550.50 £577.50
Approved premises - Saturday before 5pm £583 £584.50 £601.50 £631.50
Approved premises - Monday to Saturday at 5pm £616 £617.50 £635.50 £667.50
Approved premises - Sundays and bank holidays before 5pm £616 £617.50 £635.50 £667.50
Approved premises - Sundays and bank holidays at 5pm £647 £648.50 £667.50 £700.50
Religious building - registrar in attendance £97 £116.50 £116.50 £116.50
Ceremony amendment fee £39 £39 £40 £42

Naming and renewal of vows ceremonies

The cost will be based on the date and year of your ceremony.

Fee Cost 
1 April 2024 to 31 March 2025
Cost
1 April 2025 to 31 March 2026
Cost 
1 April 2026 to 31 March 2027
Booking fee (non refundable) £39 £40 £42
Town Hall ceremony suite - Monday to Thursday £231 £238 £250
Town Hall ceremony suite - Friday £253 £260 £273
Other secular premises - Monday to Saturday before 5pm £275 £283 £297
Other secular premises - Sunday or bank holiday before 5pm £358 £368 £386

Private citizenship ceremonies

The cost will be based on the date and year of your ceremony.

Fee Cost 
1 April 2024 to 31 March 2025
Cost
1 April 2025 to 31 March 2026
Cost 
1 April 2026 to 31 March 2027
Town Hall register office - Monday to Friday £154 £159 £167
Approved premises - Monday to Saturday  £275 £283 £297
Approved premises - Sunday or bank holiday  £358 £368 £386

Ceremony premises licences

The cost will be based on the date and year you start or renew your licence. 

Fee Cost up to 27 May 2024 Cost 28 May 2024 to 31 March 2025 Cost
1 April 2025 to 31 March 2026
Cost 
1 April 2026 to 31 March 2027
Approved premises ceremony licence or renewal, including up to three rooms £1815 £1815 £1869 £1962
Additional rooms £61 per room £61 per room £62 per room £65 per room
Building registration fee (worship) £29 £32 £32 £32
Building registration fee (marriage) £123 £136 £136 £136

Postage fees

Fee Cost
Postage fee - within UK - Royal Mail Signed For 1st Class £3
Postage fee - overseas by airmail £7.50

Other fees 

Fee Cost up to 27 May 2024 Cost from 28 May 2024
Reduction consideration fee of 28 day notice period £60 £66
Correction to birth, death or stillbirth registration  £75 (simple correction) £83 (simple correction)
Correction to marriage, birth, death or stillbirth registration £90 (complex correction) £99 (complex correction)
Changing child's forenames - birth registration (within 12 months of registration)  £40 £44
Consideration of divorce documents issued outside of England and Wales £50 or £75 £55 or £83
Conversion of a civil partnership to a marriage (same-sex couples only) £45 £50
No trace letter to confirm no record of marriage/civil partnership in England or Wales via General Register Office £50 per 10 year search £55 per 10 year search
General search fee £18 £20

If you need more information on births, deaths or marriages, you can contact us.