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Registration service fees

This page provides details of the most usual fees charged by the registration service. Other fees may apply in special circumstances, such as where one party is housebound, detained or seriously ill. Please contact us for further details if this applies.

All fees include VAT where this applies.

How to pay

We prefer payment by credit or debit cards. Please note we do not issue invoices so please do not pay by the North Yorkshire County Council automated telephone payment system for invoices.

We regret we are unable to accept personal cheques or American Express.

If you wish to pay by cash, please bring the exact money as we cannot guarantee change will be available.

Fees for birth and death certificates

Birth and death registers are the legal record of events. One short birth certificate is issued at the time of registration free of charge. This does not show the parents' details and has limited use. Certificates issued at the time of registration cost £4.

If you are unable to supply enough information for us to issue a certificate we may be able to undertake a search on your behalf.

Service2017-182018-19
Copy certificate£10£10
Priority service£10£15
Overseas postage£10£10
One-hour search£30£30

Fees for civil partnership certificates and for conversion of civil partnership

The fees for these certificates are £4 each at the time of registration and £10 after registration.

Obtaining copy certificates

You can obtain a copy certificate through our online service.

Fees for the nationality checking service

Without the additional passport application checking service:

  • £80 per adult (aged 18 or over)
  • £40 per child

With the additional passport application checking service:

  • £100 per adult (aged 18 and over)
  • £50 per child

The fee must be paid when the appointment is made.

Fees for civil marriages and civil partnerships

The date of the ceremony (not the date of the booking) determines the fee which will be payable. They cover the cost of the registration staff attending your ceremony and include one certificate. They are payable in advance when notice is given and no later than three months before the ceremony. There is a range of fees depending on where and when the ceremony is held.

A statutory notice fee of £35 per person is payable for all marriage and civil partnership ceremonies in addition to the charges listed below. This notice fee is non-refundable. The fees are listed according to the location of the ceremony.

A non-refundable deposit of £50 is required for all ceremony bookings, which will be deducted from the cost of the ceremony.

Private citizenship ceremonies

The fee for a private citizenship ceremony is the same as a marriage or civil partnership ceremony for that particular day and time, whether held in a registration office or at approved premises, such as a hotel. These fees are outlined below.

Approved premises

Day

Fee 2017-18

Fee 2018-19

Monday - Friday

£450

£450

Saturday

£500

£525

Sunday or Bank Holiday

£550

£550

The above fees are charged by the registration service for attendance at ceremonies only. Further costs will be charged by the venue.

Ceremonies at all registration offices, including Thornborough Hall

Day

Fee 2017-18

Fee 2018-19

Monday - Friday

£200

£225

Saturday

£250

£275

Sunday or Bank Holiday

£350

£350

Ceremonies in the office of the superintendent registrar, Bilton House, Harrogate

Day

Fee 2017-18

Fee 2018-19

All bookings after 1 April 2017 will be on the second Tuesday of the month.

£50

£50

Naming and renewal of vows in local authority or approved premises

Day

Fee 2017-18

Fee 2018-19

Monday - Friday

£200

£225

Saturday, Sunday or Bank Holiday

£250

£275

A ceremony and naming package or a ceremony and affirmation of vows package are available, at a cost of the appropriate wedding fee plus 30 per cent off the above naming or affirmation of vows fee.

Conversion of civil partnership to a marriage

 Fee 2016-17Fee 2017-18
One stage procedure£45 per couple£45 per couple
Two stage procedure - stage 1£27 per couple£27 per couple
Two stage procedure - stage 2
Attendance in North Yorkshire at approved premises or registration office
Appropriate renewal of vows ceremony feeAppropriate renewal of vows ceremony fee

Attendance of registrar at church or chapel (excludes any fee payable to the vicar, priest or church / chapel)

 Fee 2017-18Fee 2018-19
Attendance of registrar at church or chapel (excludes any fee payable to the vicar, priest or church / chapel)£86£86

The fee excludes the cost of any marriage certificate.