Registration charges

How to pay

You can pay registration fees by debit or credit card.

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

What we charge

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

Copy and full certificates - birth, death and marriage

Certificate Cost
Full certificate at the time of registration £4
Copy certificate - priority application from open register or archived records - same day service £21
Copy certificate - records from an open register - certificate ready within five days after receipt of application £7
Copy certificate from archived records - certificate ready within five days after receipt of application £10

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

Item Cost
Provisional booking fee (non refundable) £27
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) £119
The ceremony suite (Friday) £142
The ceremony suite (Saturday) £170
Approved premises (Monday to Thursday) £319
Approved premises (Friday) £359
Approved premises (Saturday) £457
Approved premises (Sunday) £465
Approved premises (bank holidays) £465
Marriage ceremony religious buildings - registrar in attendance (including one certificate) £90

 Naming/renewal of vows ceremonies

Fee Cost
Provisional booking fee                                                                                                  £27
Ceremony fee £170

Miscellaneous fees 

Fee Cost
Reduction of 28 day notice of marriage period                                                                                               £60
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
General search fee £18
Priority postage fee £1

Ceremony premises licences

Item Cost
Approved premises ceremony licence or renewal £1,420
Building registration fee (worship) £29
Building registration fee (marriage) £123

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