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Where and when to give notice

If you are getting married at a register office, an approved venue or a religious building (except Church of England or Church in Wales as notice may not be required), you should give your notices at the register office where you have lived for the preceding eight days.

Notices are valid for one year. The minimum time between giving notice and getting married or forming a civil partnership is 28 clear days.

If you live in another district, find your local register office.

If you are unable to attend the register office due to long-term or serious illness, please contact us to discuss alternatives.

It costs £35 for each notice (£70 per couple).

Identification is required - please see . If the correct identification is not available at your appointment, a further appointment will need to be made, incurring an additional £35 per person. 

Appointments are Monday to Friday only. We do not offer Saturday appointments. 

Due to ongoing technical issues, the online system is currently unavailable. Please call us on 01744 673395 to book and pay for your notice appointment.