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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 £42 for each notice (£84 per couple).

Identification is required - please see here. If the correct identification is not available at your appointment, a further appointment will need to be made, incurring an additional £42 per person. 

Person's subject to the Home Office Referral and Investigation Scheme a notice of marriage costs £57 per person (£114 per couple).

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

Book your notice appointment

Please note, you are only able to select a date on our online system. The registrars will check the diary and return to you with an appointment time within the next 48 hours.