Registration charges

How to pay

You can pay registration fees by debit or credit card. Please note, we're not able to accept any payments in cash.

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 £11
Copy certificate - priority application - same day service
(extra copies that are ordered at the same time cost £11 per copy)
£35
Copy certificate - certificate ready within five days after receipt of application £11

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  £57
The ceremony suite (Monday to Thursday)  £126
The ceremony suite (Friday)  £149
The ceremony suite (Saturday)  £177
Approved premises (Monday to Thursday) £326
Approved premises (Friday) £366
Approved premises (Saturday) £464
Approved premises (Sunday) £472
Approved premises (bank holidays) £472
Marriage ceremony religious buildings - registrar in attendance (including one certificate) £97

 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 (simple correction)
£90 (name change)
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 (within UK)
£2 minimum (overseas)

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