Fees for registration services

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

Booking and paying for a ceremony

To book and pay for your ceremony please contact the Registration Service.

Full payment for all ceremony bookings will be taken at the time of booking. Please read Oxfordshire Registration Service ceremony booking terms and conditions (pdf format, 104Kb)

Ways to pay

Payments in cash or card (Visa, Mastercard, Switch/Maestro and Delta) are accepted for pre-booked appointments in our offices.

Payment for a certificate can also be posted to us with a cheque or Postal Order made payable to Oxfordshire County Council.

Birth, death, marriage and civil partnership certificates

Our certificate production office is closed and we can only supply certificates for deaths (not birth, marriage or civil partnership) which occurred after 1 March 2020 unless an inquest was held. For urgent requests try the GRO website.

These are statutory fees and subject to review by Registrar general.

From Superintendent Registrar (current register) Payment at time of registration £11

Payment after registration - £11 (additional postage may apply)
From Superintendent Registrar (deposited register) All deposited certificates - £11 (additional postage may apply)

Statutory priority 24hr service - £35 includes the cost of one certificate

Other fees and charges

Commemorative certificate £10
General search £18
European Union Settlement Service £14
Postage on certificates:(all subject to Royal Mail price increases)  
UK inclusive postage £0
UK Signed for £1.77
Worldwide signed for £7.25

Attendance of registrar at marriages and civil partnerships

Please be aware that fees from 01/04/2021 have not yet been confirmed and may be subject to change.

To book and pay for your ceremony complete the online enquiry form.

Registration offices  

Monday – Friday set office opening hours and Saturday mornings between 9am and 12 noon (unless specified below). Please be aware Registration Office Ceremony Rooms are not open every day for ceremonies.

The fee includes one certificate

Registration Office Ceremony Rooms Fee from 01/04/2020 Fee from 01/04/2021
Abingdon - School House £310 £325
Banbury - Bodicote House £310 £325
Bicester - Garth Park £310 £325
Didcot - Broadway Room £310 £325
Henley - Regatta Court £310 £325
Oxford - Dexter Room  £310 £325
Witney - Windrush Rooms £310 £325
Oxford – Tidmarsh Lane Registration Office:
Tuesday Marriages
Wednesday Civil Partnership
£57 £57
Registration Office Ceremony Rooms as approved venue From 01/04/2020 From 01/04/2021
All Ceremony Rooms outside of pre-agreed opening times and Saturdays from 9am until 5.30pm £585 £600
All Ceremony Rooms Sunday and Bank Holidays from 9am until 5.30pm £650 £665

Ceremonies at churches between 9am and 5.30pm

The fee includes one certificate

Day Fee
Monday to Sunday £97

Ceremonies at an approved venue between 9am and 5.30pm

The fee includes one certificate

Day Fee from 01/04/2020 Fee from 01/04/2021
Monday - Thursday £600 £630
Friday and Saturday £600 £630
Sunday and Bank Holiday £650 £665

Ceremonies at Registration Office Ceremony rooms and approved venues on or after 6pm

The fee includes one certificate

Day Fee from 01/04/2020 Fee from 01/04/2021
Monday - Saturday £670 £705
Sunday and Bank Holiday £730 £765

Schedule of fees for other civil ceremonies

Naming Ceremonies, Renewal of Vows, Commitment Ceremonies at Registration Office Ceremony Rooms and Approved Venues between 9am and 5.30pm

Day From 1/04/2020 From 1/04/2021
Monday - Friday £275 £280
Saturday £310 £315
Sunday and Bank Holiday £320 £325

Naming Ceremonies, Renewal of Vows, Commitment Ceremonies at Venues without a civil ceremony licence between 9am and 5.30pm

Day From 1/04/2020 From 1/04/2021
Monday - Friday £400 £410
Saturday £410 £420
Sunday and Bank Holiday £420 £430

Your Day Your Way and Individual Citizenship Ceremonies

Venue From 01/04/2020 From 01/04/2021
Your Day Your Way ceremony (Call 0345 241 2489, option three for more information) £720 £755
Individual Citizenship ceremony in Dexter Room at Oxford Register Office £235 £285
Additional fees
Additional fees and charges From 01/04/2020 From 01/04/2021
Ceremony amendment fee £60 £60
Licencing a venue with a 3-year licence for Ceremonies £2200 £2250
Licencing a religious building for Civil Partnerships On application On application
Statutory fees - the following fees are set by Registrar General and maybe subject to increase.    
Giving notice of marriage or civil partnership
(if referred to Home Office)

£35

£47

£35

£47

Consideration by Superintendent Registrar of a divorce obtained outside of the British Isles £50 £50
Consideration by the Registrar General of a divorce obtained outside of the British Isles £75 £75
Conversion of a single sex civil partnership into marriage At the Register Office £45 £45
Civil Partnership two stage procedure on other premises    
Completing the declaration £27 £27
Signing the declaration in a religious building registered for the marriage of same sex couples £91 £91
Fees for changes to initial registration    
Forename added within 12 months of birth registration £40 £40
Consideration by Registrar / Superintendent Registrar of a correction £75 £75
Consideration by the Registrar General of a correction £90 £90