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 £11
Copy certificate - priority application - same day service
(extra copies that are ordered at the same time cost £11 per copy)
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