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Register office fees

Please use the links below to find the relevant fees for our services. These fees are effective 1st April 2019. If you have any queries about these fees, please also read our terms and conditions of service.

Registration of a Birth or Death

There are no fees to register a birth, death or still-birth. However, certificates of births deaths and marriages cost £11 per certificate at the time of the registration.

Register office ceremony fees

This could be a marriage, civil partnership or naming ceremony. If you're planning a marriage or civil, please check the other fees that will also apply.

Booking fee

To hold a provisional ceremony booking, you must pay a non-refundable deposit of £75.This payment can be used towards the full payment for your ceremony.

If you are booking a ceremony that is less than 12 weeks away, you must make the full payment for the ceremony to hold the date.

Ceremony fees

All ceremony fees include one copy of your marriage certificate.

The Vestry
 Tuesday -Thursday Friday Saturday morning Saturday afternoon Sunday Bank holidays
 £190  £250  £250  £400  £600  £600

 The Vestry accommodates 60 people. However, the room has a partition, which can be removed to increase capacity to 120. This incurs an additional £120 fee.

 

The Register Office - for weddings with the couple and two witnesses only.
 Wednesdays only  £60 non-refundable

Cancellation or amendment to a ceremony

To cancel a provisional or confirmed ceremony booking, you must give us a minimum of 12 weeks’ notice. If you give us less notice, no refund will be given. We will retain  £75 on any eligible refunds.

You may request to change the date, time or venue of your ceremony after your booking has been accepted. The acceptance of any such request is subject to a £66 amendment fee. If your new ceremony date is less than 12 weeks away, you may be asked to pay for the full cost of the ceremony and an amendment fee. All details that are changed at the same time are only subject to one amendment fee. You will need to pay another amendment fee for any further changes you make.

Getting married in a venue in Tower Hamlets

Booking fee

To hold a provisional ceremony booking, you must pay a non-refundable deposit of £75.This payment can be used towards the full payment for your ceremony.

If you are booking a ceremony that is less than 12 weeks away, you must make the full payment for the ceremony to hold the date.

Fees for the attendance of a Registrar
 Monday - ThursdayFriday-SaturdaySunday and bank holidays
 10am - 4.30pm  £550  £580  £700
 5pm - 7.30pm  £600  £620  £1,000
 8 - 10pm  £850  £900

 £1,200

If you'd like to get married on Christmas day or New Year's Eve, or Easter, the fee will be £1,100 before 5pm and £2,200 from 5-10pm.

These rates are subject to the same cancellation fees as register office ceremonies.

If a person is housebound or detained, there is a charge of £84 for a registrar to attend a registered building or residence where the marriage is taking place.

Licensing Fees

Licensing Fees
 Licence fee for approved venue status (marriages and civil partnerships). Once granted, approvals are valid for three years subject to compliance with terms and conditions  

1 area: £1404.00

2- 4 rooms : £2052.00

5 + rooms; £3063.00

 Fee for public notice in connection with ceremonies licence application  £300

Giving notice

Most couples will need to give notice to the register office. 

Type of noticeFee

Notice of marriage or civil partnership (per person)

£35

Notice of marriage or civil partnership where both or one of the parties to the marriage is subject to immigration control (per person)

£47

Registrar to take notice of housebound or detained person outside of register office.

£49


Consideration of a divorce when giving notice

These fees will only apply if you are required to seek consideration of divorce document when giving notice of intention to marry.

Type of serviceFee

Consideration by the Superintendent Registrar of a divorce/civil partnership dissolution obtained outside of the British Isles

£50

Consideration by the Registrar General of a divorce/civil partnership dissolution obtained outside of the British Isles

£75

Changes to existing certificates

Type of certificateFee

Civil partnership conversion to marriage

£45

Marriage certificate following civil partnership conversion

£11

Forename added to birth certificate within 12 months of birth registration  £40
Consideration by Registrar / Superintendent Registrar of a correction application  £75
Consideration by the Registrar General of a correction application  £90

Copies of existing certificates

£35 -Priority next day service (or 1st class post)
£11 - Collect after five working days (or 2nd class post)

Find out what else you need to know about ordering copies of certificates.

Immigration and citizenship services

The fees below are payable at the time of booking. They are refundable only if you request the cancellation 2 working days before your scheduled booking.

  Fee
Private Citizenship Ceremony  £144 (per person)
EU Settlement Scheme (ID verification)

 £14 (per person)