We are not currently registering births, marriages or civil partnerships, and we have made changes to how we register deaths. This is due to new government rules to contain the spread of coronavirus. More information about the changes to our service
You can give notice up to 12 months before your ceremony date, but please bear in mind there must be at least 28 days between giving notice and the ceremony taking place. For individuals subject to immigration control, the waiting period may be extended to 70 days by The Home Office.
We recommend that you give notice at least six months before your ceremony. You must give notice in the local authority district where you live and have lived there for seven clear days.
You can't give notice of your marriage without your venue being booked beforehand.
Cost for this service
The statutory fee for giving notice of marriage is £35 per person, or £47 per person if one or both of you are subject to immigration control.
The is payable on the day the notice is given and we only accept card payments.
We offer appointments to give notice Monday to Friday, from 9am to 4pm.
The office is closed on the first Wednesday afternoon of each month, closing at 12pm.
Documents to bring
At the appointment you'll need to provide us with:
- information about yourself and your partner
- proof of your current address
- proof of your name, age and nationality.
All documents provided must be originals and not photocopies and need to be current.
We will not be able to take the notice if any of the following are not provided. Please ensure all evidence you bring are original documents: