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 and marriage/civil partnership)

Certificate Cost
Full certificate at the time of registration £11
Copy certificate - standard service (certificate ready five working days after payment made) £11
Copy certificate - priority service (certificate ready same/next working day after payment made)
Extra copies ordered at the same time cost £11 per copy
£35

Marriage/civil partnerships

Fee Cost for 2023 Cost for 2024 Cost for 2025
Notice fee - per person (weekday appointment) £35 £35 £35
Notice fee - per person (Saturday appointment) £50 £55 £57
Provisional booking fee (non refundable) £35 £39 £40
Register office ceremony (two witnesses) £57 £57 £57
Town Hall ceremony suite - Monday to Thursday £211 £231 £238
Town Hall ceremony suite - Friday £231 £253 £260
Town Hall ceremony suite - Saturday morning £246 £270 £277
Town Hall ceremony suite - Saturday afternoon £276 £303 £311
Approved premises - Monday to Thursday before 5pm £376 £413 £425
Approved premises - Friday before 5pm £486 £534 £549
Approved premises - Saturday or Sunday before 5pm £531 £583 £600
Approved premises - Monday to Saturday from 5pm to 6pm £561 £616 £634
Approved premises - bank holiday £561 £616 £634
Religious building - registrar in attendance £97 £97 £97
Ceremony amendment fee £35 £39 £40

Naming and renewal of vows ceremonies

Fee Cost for 2023 Cost for 2024 Cost for 2025
Provisional booking fee (non refundable) £35 £39 £40
Town Hall ceremony - Monday to Thursday £170 £187 £193
Town Hall ceremony - Friday and Saturday £200 £220 £227
Other premises ceremony - Monday to Sunday (including bank holidays) £250 £275 £283

Private citizenship ceremonies

Fee Cost for 2023 Cost for 2024 Cost for 2025
Town Hall - Monday to Friday £140 £154 £159
Approved premises - Monday to Saturday £250 £275 £283
Approved premises - Sunday or bank holiday £325 £358 £368

Ceremony premises licences

Fee Cost for 2023 Cost for 2024 Cost for 2025
Approved premises ceremony licence or renewal, including up to three rooms £1650 £1815 £1869
Additional rooms £55 per room £61 per room £62 per room
Building registration fee (worship) £29 £29 £29
Building registration fee (marriage) £123 £123 £123

Other fees 

Fee Cost
Postage fee - within UK - Royal Mail Signed For 1st Class £2.50
Postage fee - overseas by airmail) £6.50
Reduction of 28 day notice of marriage period £60
Correction to birth, death or stillbirth registration  £75 (simple correction)
£90 (complex 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

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