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 
Premium service: ordered by 12.45pm – sent within 1 working day of ordering using 1st class post  £35 

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

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  £22.50 

Marriage and civil partnership ceremonies

Reading Museum and Town Hall Ceremony RoomCharge
Monday to Thursday  £162
Friday to Saturday  £270
Sunday   £490
Other approved venue – 9am to 5pmCharge
Monday to Thursday£395
Friday and Saturday£455
Other approved venue – after 5pmCharge
Monday to Thursday  £395 
Friday & Saturday  £460 
Sunday  £499
Booking and admin feesCharge
Ceremony booking deposit (paid at time of booking)*£46
Administrative fee for changes to bookings*£22.75

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 £158
Ceremony room – Reading Museum and Town Hall Friday and Saturday£192
Ceremony room – Reading Museum and Town Hall Sunday£224
Other approved venue£270

Individual private citizenship ceremonies

Ceremony typeCharge
Monday to Thursday  £120
Friday & Saturday  £164

Approving premises for marriage and civil partnership

Application fee for up to four rooms  £1700