Fees for registration services

Fees for ceremonies, certificates, giving notice and the attendance of registrars.

Booking and cancellation fees

A booking fee will be payable for all ceremony bookings and cancellation fees will be payable. Oxfordshire Registration Service ceremony booking terms and conditions (pdf format, 44Kb)

Card payment can be made by telephoning 0345 241 2489. Visa, Mastercard, Switch/Maestro and Delta are all accepted in our offices. Payment can also be posted to us, with cheques made payable to Oxfordshire County Council.

The fees for ceremonies scheduled to take place after 1 April 2018 are subject to review.
A full list of ceremony fees can be found online.

Birth, death and marriage certificates

Item Fee
From registrar of births, deaths and marriages (current register) Payment at time of registration - £4
Payment after registration - £7
From Superintendent Registrar (deposited register) All deposited certificates - £10

(If the certificate is required to apply for a passport, you will need to apply for a standard birth certificate.)

Civil partnership certificates

Item Fee
From registrar of births, deaths and marriages (current register) Payment at time of registration - £4
From Superintendent Registrar (deposited register) All deposited certificates - £10

You can order and pay for copy certificates online

Express fees and postage

Express fees for certificates are £25 before 31 March, 2018 and £30 after 1 April, 2018. This is in addition to the £10 fee.

Please note a postage and handling charge will be made for all certificates. This includes Royal Mail delivery of £1.50 to UK addresses or £2 elsewhere in the world. This does not apply if a stamped addressed envelope is provided with the application or the certificate picked up in person.

Commemorative certificates

Commemorative certificates can celebrate any special occasion, such as a birth, wedding anniversary or birthday.

Item Fee 
Commemorative certificates £10

Attendance of registrar at marriages and civil partnerships

Ceremonies at a registration office (Monday - Friday)(Saturday 9am - 12pm)

Please note not all offices are open everyday for ceremonies. Contact us for more details.

Registration Offices  

Monday – Saturday at designated times (includes a £4 fee for a certificate)

Venue Fee 
Abingdon - School House £275
Banbury - Bodicote House £275
Bicester - Garth Park £275
Didcot - Broadway Room £275
Henley - Regatta Court £275
Oxford - Dexter Room  £275
Wheatley - Shotover Room
(First Sat of every month)
£275
Witney - Windrush Rooms £275
Register Office - Statutory Civil Marriage/Partnership (Tuesday only - available in Oxford only) £50

Ceremonies at churches (between 9am and 5.30pm). Includes a £4 fee for a certificate

Day Fee
Monday to Sunday £90

Ceremonies at an approved venue between 9am and 5.30pm. Includes a £4 registration fee

Day Fee 
Monday - Thursday £495
Friday and Saturday £545
Sunday and Bank Holiday £610

Ceremonies at an approved venue from 6-8.30pm. Includes a £4 registration fee

Day Fee
Monday - Thursday £560
Friday and Saturday £560
Sunday and Bank Holiday £660

Ceremonies at an approved venue after 9pm. Includes a £4 registration fee

Day Fee
Monday - Thursday £700
Friday and Saturday £700
Sunday and Bank Holiday £720

Schedule of fees for celebratory ceremonies - Effective until 31 March 2019

Other civil ceremonies - naming, renewal of vows and commitment

At a registration office:

Day Fee 
Monday - Friday £275
Saturday £295
Sunday and Bank Holiday £355

At an approved venue with a civil ceremony licence:

Day Fee
Monday - Friday £300
Saturday £350
Sunday and Bank Holiday £365

At a venue without a civil ceremony licence:

Day Fee
Monday - Sunday and Bank Holidays £575 any day

Individual citizenship ceremonies

Venue Fee
Oxford Register Office £225
Approved premises £285

Nationality checking service

  Fee
Adult £85
Child under 18 £55

Settlement checking service

  Fee
Adult £110

Additional fees  

Additional fees and charges Fee
Non-refundable booking fee (statutory civil marriage/Partnership register office only) £46
Non-refundable booking fee (all other ceremonies £100
Ceremony amendment fee £50
Giving notice of marriage or civil partnership
(if referred to Home Office)

£35

£47

Licensing a venue with a three year licence for ceremonies £2090
Licensing a religious building for civil partnerships On application
Your day, Your way package. Call 0345 241 2489, option three for more information £660
Consideration by Superintendent Registrar of a divorce obtained outside of the British Isles £50
Consideration by the Registrar General of a divorce obtained outside of the British Isles £75
Consideration by the Registrar General of a civil partnership dissolution obtained outside of the British Isles    £75
Conversion of a civil partnership into marriage At the Register Office £45
Civil Partnership two stage procedure on other premises  
Completing the declaration £27
Signing the declaration in a religious building registered for the marriage of same sex couples £91
Fees for changes to initial registration  
Forename added within 12 months of birth registration £40
Consideration by Registrar / Superintendent Registrar of a correction £75
Consideration by the Registrar General of a correction £90