Registration charges

How to pay

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

You can choose to pay registration fees at your appointment by debit or credit card. You can also pay by cash at the Register Office in the Town Hall, but not at any of our other venues.

Please note that some of the above services are currently not available due to coronavirus (COVID-19). You can read more about changes to our registration services due to coronavirus.

Our charges

We don't charge for registering a birth or death, but you'll need to pay for any certificates 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 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)  £129
The ceremony suite (Friday)  £151
The ceremony suite (Saturday)  £181
Approved premises (Monday to Thursday) £331
Approved premises (Friday) £373
Approved premises (Saturday) £473
Approved premises (Sunday) £481
Approved premises (bank holidays) £481
Marriage ceremony religious buildings - registrar in attendance  £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