The following tables show the current charges for various register office services. The services can be paid by cash, card or cheque.

Registrars 

Copy certificates

Fees and charges from 1 April 2023

Copy certificate standard 5 day service
(postage time in addition to 5 day service)
(If we cannot locate the certificate, we will retain the £11 for and admin fee.)

£11

Copy certificate Express - prepared and sent within 24 hours
(postage time in addition to 24 hours service)

£35

Search fee for copy certificate allowing for 30 minutes of staff time to search records if exact details are not known
(cost of certificate charged in addition)

£18

Recorded delivery for all certificates

£3.05

Apply for a copy of a birth, death, marriage or civil partnership certificate

Ceremonies

Costs for ceremonies that take place before 1 April 2024

Ceremony in Edwardian Room Wednesday and Thursday

(Monday and Tuesday in exceptional circumstances)

£300

Ceremony in Edwardian Room Friday or Saturday

 £400

Victoria Hall Saturday

£2,500

Additional hour if needed

£250

Victoria Hall Sunday and Bank Holiday

£3,300

Additional hour if needed

£270

Approved Venue attendance Monday to Thursday

Prices are for attendance of Registrars and does not include venue costs. All enquiries regarding
availability and charges for the venue should be made directly to the venue.

£535

Approved Venue attendance Friday or Saturday

Prices are for attendance of Registrars and does not include venue costs. All enquiries regarding
availability and charges for the venue should be made directly to the venue.

Friday - £693

Saturday - £715

Approved Venue attendance Sunday and Bank Holiday

Prices are for attendance of Registrars and does not include venue costs. All enquiries regarding
availability and charges for the venue should be made directly to the venue.

£855

Supplements for out of hours ceremonies 7am to 9am and after 6pm Monday to Thursday

Prices are for attendance of Registrars and does not include venue costs. All enquiries regarding
availability and charges for the venue should be made directly to the venue.

£231

Supplements for out of hours ceremonies 7am to 9am and after 6pm Friday and Saturday

£286

Supplements for out of hours ceremonies 7am to 9am and after 6pm Sunday and Bank Holidays

£401

Registrar attending a rehearsal at an approved venue

£264 per hour

Registrar conducting a pre-ceremony meeting in the Town Hall

£165 per hour

Renewal Vows Edwardian Room Monday to Thursday

£300

Renewal Vows Edwardian Room Friday or Saturday

£400

Renewal Vows Approved Venue Monday to Thursday

£533.50

Renewal Vows Approved Venue Friday or Saturday

£693

Renewal Vows Approved Venue Sunday and Bank Holidays

£855

Private Citizenship with 1 guest

£165

Private Citizenship (Edwardian Room) Monday to Thursday

£250

Private Citizenship (Edwardian Room) Friday or Saturday £350

Install and dismantle wrap around boards

£250

Admin fee for all Saturday Notice appointment bookings

Single person - £20

Couple - £35

Admin fee for changes to booking time or date

£20

Ceremony alteration fee - second change less than 3 weeks from date. Maximum 50% refund if no new date chosen or available

£100

Ceremony alteration fee - third change less than 3 weeks from date. No refund

£100

Statutory fees for marriages and Civil Partnerships

Notice                                                           

Not subject to immigration (Not subject to immigration)

£35 per person

Notice

Subject to immigration (booking fee until arrival non-refundable)

£94 per couple

Consideration by SR of Divorce outside of British Isles

£50

Consideration by GRO of Divorce outside of British Isles

£75

Ceremony at Registrar office

£46

Ceremony at registered building

£86

Conversion of civil partnership into marriage at Register Office

£45

2 stage civil partnership on other premises completing the declaration

£27

2 stage civil partnership signing the declaration in a religious building registered for same sex couples

£91

Change of forename added within 12 months of birth registration

£40

Correction considered by Registrar

£75

Correction considered by GRO

£90

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