Registrar's fees

Certificates

Birth, death, marriage or civil partnership certificate

Standard service

Issued at time of registration, or if requested later then processed within 15 days

  • Birth, death and marriage certificates issued by a registrar or superintendent Registrar : £11.00
  • Civil partnership certificates issued by the local registration authority: £11.00
Priority service

On or before next working day (orders up to 3pm)

  • Birth, death and marriage certificates issued by a registrar or superintendent Registrar : £35.00
  • Civil partnership certificates issued by the Local Registration Authority: £35.00

Marriage

Marriage by superintendent Registrar’s certificate

  • Entry of each notice of marriage for persons subject to the Home Office Referral and Investigation Scheme: £47.00 -this fee is payable when the appointment is booked and is non-refundable
  • Entry of each notice of marriage for all other persons: £35.00 – this fee is payable when the appointment is booked and is non-refundable
  • Consideration by superintendent Registrar of a divorce obtained outside the British Isles: £50.00
  • Consideration by the Registrar General of a divorce obtained outside the British Isles: £75.00

Attendance at the ceremony

  • At the register office: £46.00
  • At a registered building; £86.00

Civil partnership

  • Entry of each notice of civil partnership for persons subject to the Home Office Referral and Investigation Scheme: £47.00 – this fee is payable when the appointment is booked and is non-refundable
  • Entry of each notice of marriage for all other persons: £35.00 – this fee is payable when the appointment is booked and is non-refundable
  • Consideration by the registration authority of a civil partnership dissolution obtained outside the British Isles :£50.00
  • Consideration by the Registrar General of a civil partnership dissolution obtained outside the British Isles :£75.00

Attendance at the civil partnership registration

At the register office: £46.00

Conversion of a civil partnership into marriage/ conversion of a civil partnership into marriage

At the register office: £45:00

Two stage procedure on other premises
  • Completing the declaration: £27.00
  • Signing the declaration in a religious building registered for the marriage of same sex couples: £91.00

Attendance at a marriage ceremony , civil partnership registration, a naming/renewal of vows ceremony or a celebratory ceremony following a civil partnership conversion into marriage at approved premises within the borough of Blackburn with Darwen.

Monday to Thursday

  • Ceremonies up to 15:30:  £339.00
  • Ceremonies after 15:30:  £389.00

Friday

  • Ceremonies up to 15:30: £359.00
  • Ceremonies after 15:30: £409.00                  

Saturday

  • Ceremonies up to 15:30: £409.00       
  • Ceremonies after 15:30: £459.00

Sunday/bank holiday

  • Ceremonies up to 15:30: £469.00               
  • Ceremonies after 15:30: £519.00

Attendance at a marriage ceremony, civil partnership registration, a naming/renewal of vows ceremony or a celebratory ceremony following a civil partnership conversion into marriage at the Northgate Suite, Northgate, Blackburn

Victorian Room

Holds up to 12 guests

Monday to Thursday

£99.00 (no ceremonies after 15:30)

Friday
  • Ceremonies up to 15:30: £129.00               
  • Ceremonies after 15:30: £179.00
Saturday
  • Ceremonies up to 12:00: £179.00
  • Ceremonies 13:00 to 15:30: £409.00
  • Ceremonies after 15:30: £459.00
Sunday/bank holiday
  • Ceremonies up to 15:30: £469.00
  • Ceremonies after 15.30: £519.00

Edwardian Room

Holds up to 40 guests

Monday to Thursday

£119.00 (no ceremonies after 15:30)

Friday
  • Ceremonies up to 15:30: £149.00
  • Ceremonies after 15:30: £199.00
Saturday
  • Ceremonies up to 12 noon: £209.00
  • Ceremonies 13:00 - 15:30: £409.00
  • Ceremonies after 15:30: £459.00

Sunday/bank holiday

  • Ceremonies up to 15:30: £469.00
  • Ceremonies after 15:30: £519.00

Georgian Room

Holds up to 60 guests

Monday to Thursday

£149.00 (no ceremonies after 15:30)

Friday
  • Ceremonies up to 15:30: £179.00
  • Ceremonies after 15:30: £229.00
Saturday
  • Ceremonies up to 12:00: £229.00
  • Ceremonies 13:00 to 15:30: £409.00
  • Ceremonies after 15:30: £459.00
Sunday/bank holiday
  • Ceremonies up to 15:30: £469.00
  • Ceremonies after 15:30: £519.00

Lancastrian Room

Holds up to 100 guests

Monday to Thursday

£189.00 (no ceremonies after 15:30)

Friday

  • Ceremonies up to 15:30: £209.00
  • Ceremonies after 15:30: £259.00

Saturday

  • Ceremonies up to 12 noon: £279.00
  • Ceremonies 13:00 to 15:30: £409.00
  • Ceremonies after 15:30: £459.00

Sunday/bank holiday

  • Ceremonies up to 15:30: £469.00
  • Ceremonies after 15:30: £519.00

Civil ceremonies

  • Ceremony booking fee £50.00: this fee is non-refundable
  • Notice of marriage or civil partnership documentation checking service £20.00: this fee is payable when the appointment is booked and is non-refundable
  • Pre-ceremony interview £30.00 for a 30 minute appointment: this fee is payable when the appointment is booked and is non-refundable
  • Ceremony rehearsal (Northgate Suite only) : £30.00 for a 30 minute appointment
  • Signing a passport change of name form for a forthcoming marriage/civil partnership £20.00

Private citizenship ceremony

Monday to Friday

  • 1 Adult £90.00
  • 2 Adults £150.00 + children

Saturday morning

£180.00 per ceremony

European passport return service

£15.00 per person over the age of 15 ½ years – this fee is payable when the appointment is booked and is non-refundable.

Fees for changes to initial registration

Payable to the Registrar/Superintendent registrar

  • Change of forename added within 12 months of birth registration: £40:00
  • Consideration by Registrar/Superintendent of a correction: £75:00
  • Consideration by the Registrar General of a correction: £90:00

Fees for searches in indexes

General search: £18.00

Search in the indexes by the applicant personally for not more than six successive hours.​​​​​​

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