Fees

Fees Chargeable By Local Registrars

Fees – Certificates
Type Fee VAT Rate
Full certificate of birth, death, marriage or civil partnership £15.00 Exempt
Abbreviated certificate of birth or death (one copy is issued free at time of registration) £15.00 Exempt
Full or abbreviated certificate ordered at time of registration, or within one month of registration £10.00 Exempt
Additional copy of same certificate when ordered together £10.00 Exempt
Certificate when a relevant abbreviated or full original certificate is shown at time of ordering £10.00 Exempt

 

Registration Fees – Marriage
Type Fee VAT Rate

Religious Marriage :  for each person submitting a Marriage notice @ £30.00 each (non-refundable)

£60.00

Exempt

Total fees for a Religious Marriage including one Marriage Certificate

£70.00

Exempt

Civil Marriage : for each person submitting a  Marriage Notice @ £30 each (non-refundable)

£60.00

Exempt

Total fees for a Civil Marriage in the Registration Office including one Marriage Certificate, normal office hours

£155.00

Exempt

Total fees for a Civil Marriage in the Registration Office including one Marriage Certificate, outwith normal office hours eg Saturday

£275.00

Exempt

Total fees for a Civil Marriage at any other venue* including one Marriage Certificate, normal office hours (excluding any fees charged by the venue) £213.50 Exempt
Total fees for a Civil Marriage at any other venue* including one Marriage Certificate, outwith normal office hours eg Saturday (excluding any fees charged by the venue) £293.50 Exempt

* travel costs for Registrar’s attendance at an approved venue will be charged at 45p per mile plus the full cost of any ferry, boat or air fares involved

Fees – Searches

Searches can be carried out to trace a particular event such a birth, death or marriage, or to obtain more general information for genealogy purposes ie when researching family records.

The basic fees are shown below, but as fees vary depending on the information required, please contact your Local Registration Office for more details and for any search fees not listed here.

 

Searches In The Indexes Of The Statutory Registers
Type Fee VAT Rate
1. Particular search made by a registrar for a specified entry whether traced or untraced for each period of 5 years or part thereof £5.00 Exempt
2. General search made by customer
(a) for the first hour or part thereof
(b) for a second or subsequent hour or part thereof during the same day
£15.00
£15.00
Exempt
Exempt
Search Where There Is No Statutory Index
Type Fee VAT Rate
3. For a search in the current register (ie if a request for an extract is made within 1 month of registration). Free Exempt
Certificates (i.e., issued following 1, 2 or 3 above)
Type Fee VAT Rate
4. Full extract of birth, death or marriage  £10.00  Exempt
5. Abbreviated certificate  £10.00  Exempt

Note: in cases where two copies of the same entry are required at the same time, following a search, the fee is £25.00 (if the extracts would have cost £15.00 each).