Register office fees and charges

Register office terms and conditions

Certificate fees

Birth, death and marriage certificatesCost
At time of registration* £11 
Standard service: replacement certificate – sent within 15 working days using 2nd class post  £11 
Express service: replacement certificate – sent within 1 working day of ordering using 1st class post  £35 

*Where a child’s birth and death are recorded at the same time, one birth certificate and one death certificate will be provided free of charge.

For stillbirths and juvenile deaths (16 years and under), one death certificate will be provided free of charge.

Subsequent certificates are available at the statutory rate.

Corrections of birth, death and marriage records

Correction requiredCharge
Statutory correction application fee (completed by Register Office)  £75 
Statutory correction application fee (referred to the General Register Office)  £90 
Amendment of birth record within 12 months of registration (‘space 17’ amendment to child’s forename(s))  £40    

Marriage and civil partnership fees

Notice of marriage or civil partnership

AppointmentCharge per person
Notice of marriage/civil partnership   £35 
Notice of marriage/civil partnership with referral to Home Office Immigration  £47 
Foreign divorce checking fee  £50  
Foreign divorce checking fee with referral to General Register Office  £75 
Out-of-hours pre-arranged appointment fee  £26

Marriage and civil partnership ceremonies

Reading Museum and Town Hall Ceremony RoomCharge
Monday to Thursday  £179
Friday to Saturday  £289
Sunday   £520
Other approved venue – 9am to 5pmCharge
Monday to Thursday£420
Friday and Saturday£483
Other approved venue – after 5pmCharge
Monday to Thursday  £415
Friday and Saturday  £489
Sunday  £524
Booking and admin feesCharge
Ceremony booking deposit (paid at time of booking)*£46
Administrative fee for changes to bookings*£26

Civil partnership conversion to marriage

Standard procedure (providing information and signing in one appointment)  Register Office  £45 

Renewal of vows and naming ceremonies

Ceremony room – Reading Museum and Town HallMonday to Thursday £179
Ceremony room – Reading Museum and Town Hall Friday and Saturday£210
Ceremony room – Reading Museum and Town Hall Sunday£242
Other approved venue£285

Individual private citizenship ceremonies

Ceremony typeCharge
Monday to Thursday  £132
Friday & Saturday  £178

Approving premises for marriage and civil partnership

Application fee for up to four rooms – £1811

Last updated on 31/03/2023