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 

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  £22.75

Marriage and civil partnership ceremonies

Reading Museum and Town Hall Ceremony RoomCharge
Monday to Thursday  £170
Friday to Saturday  £275
Sunday   £495
Other approved venue – 9am to 5pmCharge
Monday to Thursday£400
Friday and Saturday£460
Other approved venue – after 5pmCharge
Monday to Thursday  £395
Friday and Saturday  £465
Sunday  £499
Booking and admin feesCharge
Ceremony booking deposit (paid at time of booking)*£46
Administrative fee for changes to bookings*£25

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 £165
Ceremony room – Reading Museum and Town Hall Friday and Saturday£200
Ceremony room – Reading Museum and Town Hall Sunday£230
Other approved venue£270

Individual private citizenship ceremonies

Ceremony typeCharge
Monday to Thursday  £125
Friday & Saturday  £169

Approving premises for marriage and civil partnership

Application fee for up to four rooms – £1725