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Fees

Register office fees

Notice fee (each) £35
Marriage/Civil Partnership at Essex Register Office, Chelmsford £46


Important Note: The Council keeps its fees under review and the fee may change between now and the date of your ceremony.  However, you will have to pay the fee that is current at the time the ceremony takes place.  If the fees change then we will let you know how much extra you have to pay.

Approved venue fees

Notice fee (each) £35

 

Ceremonies in approved premises
Day 1 April 2018 to 31 March 2019 1 April 2019 to 31 March 2020
Monday to Thursday £545 £565
Friday £555 £575
Saturday £575 £595
Sunday, Bank or Public Holiday £595 £615

 

Ceremonies in community wedding venues

VAT is added to Room Hire only VAT is added to Room Hire only
Day 1 April 2018 to 31 March 2019 1 April 2019 to 31 March 2020
Monday-Thursday £170 + VAT £180 + VAT
Friday £235 + VAT £245 + VAT
Saturday morning £295 + VAT £305 + VAT

Marriage Certificates

Certificates issued on the day of the ceremony are £4 each, payable in advance.

Religious building fees

Registrar attendance at a Registered Building £86.00

Conversion CP to marriage fees

Conversion fee costs £45.00.


Admin fee

Each request for change is charged at £25.


Notice of marriage/ civil partnership

Notice fee (each) £35

Celebratory Services (baby naming, renewal of vows and commitment ceremonies)

Approved Venue
Day 1 April 2018 to 31 March 2019 1 April 2019 to 31 March 2020
Weekday £250 £260
Saturday £285 £295
Sunday / Bank Holiday £310 £320

Non-licenced premises

Day 1 April 2018 to 31 March 2019 1 April 2019 to 31 March 2020
Weekday £280 £290
Saturday £315 £325
Sunday / Bank Holiday £345 £355

Application to grant civil ceremony marriage licence

Application to grant Civil Ceremony Marriage Licence
1 April 2017 to 31 March 2018 1 April 2018 to 31 March 2019
New applications £1,850 £1,915
Licence renewal £1,750 £1,815

Certified copy of certificates

Certificates can be ordered online via the Essex Records Office. Certificates are £7 each for the first 28 days after registration and £10 each following that.

 

We accept card, cheque or cash.

Additional Services for which a fee is now payable

All short birth certificates issued at time of registration                                                  

 £4
Consideration by a Superintendent Registrar of a divorce /civil partnership obtained
outside the British Isles
 £50
Consideration by the Registrar General of a divorce /civil partnership obtained
outside of the British Isles
 £75

Fees for corrections to initial registration

Forename added 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