Registration law change
Some statutory services will become chargeable from the 1st November 2017. For details of the fee changes please see our Registrars Fees

For most marriages or civil partnerships you must give at least 28 full days' notice at your local register office.

The notice is a legal statement showing details of your identity and the place of the marriage or civil partnership.

There are different rules for Religious ceremonies .

Giving notice

You must book an appointment to give notice of marriage.

The appointment will last about 30 minutes.

You must both have lived at your usual addresses for at least seven days in the district where you wish to give notice.

The rules for getting married or forming a civil partnership may be different for non-European nationals. Contact us for specific advice based on your circumstances.

What happens at your appointment

Your notice of marriage appointment
What you receive, who should attend and what to take to the appointment


Giving notice of marriage costs £35

Book an appointment to give notice

Contact us to book

Please give the following details in the email, along with general details of the enquiry

  • Your full name and title
  • Your address
  • Your Email address
  • A contact number
Contact us

After your appointment

You must wait at least 28 days before the ceremony can take place.

The notice is displayed in the public area of the register office during those 28 days.