Shropshire Council

Fees for 2019-2022

Fees for the attendance of Registrars at weddings (Ceremony Fees) are payable 3 months in advance of the date of the wedding.

Shropshire Registration Service accept payment by Card only. Payments by bank transfer are accepted by arrangement. Payments by cash, cheque or postal order are not accepted.

Certificate Fees and Services

(* please note that these fees are set by central government and are subject to change)

Copy Certificate

01.04.2019
to 31.03.2020

01.04.2020
to 31.03.2021

01.04.2021
to 31.03.2022

Birth, Death, Marriage,
Civil Partnership

£11.00

£11.00

£11.00

In addition to the £11.00 charge per certificate, please choose from one of the following services.

Service

Cost

Production Time

Postage Type

Delivery Time

On the day of registration or pre ordered marriage and civil partnership certificates

No additional cost

-

-

-

Bronze Service

£1.00

Within 5 working days

Royal Mail 1st Class

2-3 working days

No liability accepted by Shropshire Registration Service for non-delivered items.

Silver Service

£5.50 (for up to 4 certificates)

Within 5 working days

Royal Mail 1st class recorded mail

2-3 working days, (Signature required on delivery)

Gold Service Collection
(If ordered by
12:00 noon)

£24.00

Same working day

Collection from:
Shropshire Community Hub
1a Castle Gates
Shrewsbury
SY1 2AQ

Same day. 

Collection between 2pm and 3pm

(Signature required on collection)

Gold Service Collection
(If ordered after
12:00 noon)

£24.00

Next working day

Collection from:
Shropshire Community Hub
1a Castle Gates
Shrewsbury
SY1 2AQ

Next day.

Collection between 2pm and 3pm

(Signature required on collection)

Gold Service Delivery
(If ordered by
12:00 noon)

£24.00

Same working day

Royal Mail Special Delivery

Next day by 1pm

(Signature required on delivery)

Gold Service Delivery
(If ordered after
12:00 noon)

£24.00

Next working day

Royal Mail Special Delivery

2 Working days

(Signature required on delivery)

Giving Notice of Marriage or Civil Partnership

(* please note that these fees are set by central government and are subject to change)

Service

01.04.2019
to 31.03.2020

01.04.2020
to 31.03.2021

01.04.2021
to 31.03.2022

Notice of Marriage

£35.00 per person*

£35.00 per person *

£35.00 per person*

Referral to the Home Office for those couples’ subject to immigration control

£24.00 per person*

£24.00 per person*

£24.00 per person*

Additional fee for an evening appointment to give notice of marriage or civil partnership –available on Wednesdays between 4pm and 7pm.

£20.00 not refundable in the event of cancellation or no show

£20.00 not refundable in the event of cancellation or no show

£20.00 not refundable in the event of cancellation or no show

Ceremony Booking Fees and Deposits and Amendments

Shropshire Registration service accept bookings for ceremonies up to 2 years in advance. 

Service

 

Refundable

Deductible from the cost of your ceremony

To book a registrar up to 12 months before the date of your ceremony:

£46.00

No

Yes

To book a registrar more than 12 months but less than 2 years in advance of the date of your ceremony.

£60.00

No

No

To change the date or time of your ceremony**

£25.00

No

No

Completion of a PD2 form (allows for passport name change prior to marriage)

£10.00 (postal service only)

No

No

** Please note that if you change the venue of your ceremony after giving notice you will have to give notice again.

Ceremony Fees for a Marriage or Civil Partnership Ceremony in a Registrars Office.

This type of ceremony provides the cheapest possible way in which to be legally married and takes place in a working registrars office with the couple and 2 witnesses only (this precludes the attendance of children/photographers)

(* Please note that these fees are set by central government and are subject to change)

Registrars Office in:

Available only on:

01.04.2019
to 31.03.2020

01.04.2021
to 31.03.2022

Bridgnorth Library

Wednesdays 11:30am

£46.00
not including marriage or civil partnership certificate

£46.00
not including marriage or civil partnership certificate

Ludlow Library

Wednesdays 11:30am

£46.00
not including marriage or civil partnership certificate

£46.00
not including marriage or civil partnership certificate

Oswestry Library

Tuesdays 11:30am

£46.00  
not including marriage or civil partnership certificate

£46.00
not including marriage or civil partnership certificate

Shirehall Shrewsbury

Wednesdays 11:30am

£46.00  
not including marriage or civil partnership certificate

£46.00
not including marriage or civil partnership certificate

Whitchurch Library

Tuesdays  11:30 am

£46.00  
not including a marriage or civil partnership certificate

£46.00
not including marriage or civil partnership certificate

How do I work out how much I will have to pay to the Registrars?
Example - Getting married in a Registrars Office in 2019  – ceremony booked 6 months in advance of the date, with one marriage certificate:

Deposit/Booking Fee

Cost of Ceremony

Notice of Marriage

Certificate Cost

Deductions

Total Cost

£46:00

£46.00

£70.00

£11.00

- £46.00
(deposit is deducted from cost of ceremony

£127.00

Ceremony Fees for a Marriage or Civil Partnership Ceremony in a Shropshire Council Ceremony Room.

Shirehall, Shrewsbury

Prices do not include a marriage or civil partnership certificate.

Room

Room Capacity

Time allowed

01.04.2019
to 31.03.2020

Monday to Saturday

 

01.04.2019
to 31.03.2020

Sundays and Bank Holidays

01.04.2020
to 31.03.2021

Monday to Saturday

01.04.2020
to 31.03.2021

Sundays and Bank Holidays

01.04.2021
to 31.03.2022

Monday to Saturday

01.04.2021
to 31.03.2022

Sundays and Bank Holidays

The Paul Ainscough Room

32 *

1 hour

£266.00

£316.00

£266.00

£316.00

£266.00

£316.00

* Room capacity includes 2 registrars and the couple.

Ludlow Library

Prices do not include a marriage or civil partnership certificate.

Room

Room Capacity

Time allowed

 

01.04.2019
to 31.03.2020

Monday to Saturday

 

01.04.2019
to 31.03.2020

Sundays and Bank Holidays

01.04.2020
to 31.03.2021

Monday to Saturday

01.04.2020
to 31.03.2021

Sundays and Bank Holidays

01.04.2021
to 31.03.2022

Monday to Saturday

01.04.2021
to 31.03.2022

Sundays and Bank Holidays

The Education Room
(upper floor)

35 *

1 hour

£266.00

£316.00

£266.00

£316.00

£266.00

£316.00

The Lower Gallery

20*

1 hour

£266.00

£316.00

£266.00

£316.00

£266.00

£316.00

* Room capacity includes 2 registrars and the couple.

Castle View, Oswestry

Prices do not include a marriage or civil partnership certificate.

Room

Room Capacity

Time allowed

 

01.04.2019
to 31.03.2020

Monday to Saturday

 

01.04.2019
to 31.03.2020

Sundays and Bank Holidays

01.04.2020
to 31.03.2021

Monday to Saturday

01.04.2020
to 31.03.2021

Sundays and Bank Holidays

01.04.2021
to 31.03.2022

Monday to Saturday

01.04.2021
to 31.03.2022

Sundays and Bank Holidays

The Ceremony Room

 

50*

1 hour

£266.00

£316.00

£266.00

£316.00

£266.00

£316.00

* Room capacity includes 2 registrars and the couple.

How do I work out how much I will have to pay to the Registrars?
Example -  Getting married in a Shropshire Council Ceremony Room on a Friday in 2019 – Ceremony booked 11 months before the date, one or both parties to the marriage are subject to immigration control and their notices have to be referred to the home office, one marriage certificate required.

Deposit/Booking Fee

Cost of Ceremony

Notice of Marriage

Certificate Cost

Deductions

Total Cost

£46.00

£266.00

£70.00
£24.00 (referral to the home office

£11.00

- £46.00
(deposit is deducted from cost of ceremony

£371.00

Ceremony Fees for a Marriage or Civil Partnership Ceremony at an Approved Venue in Shropshire

Prices do not include a marriage or civil partnership certificate.

01.04.2019
to 31.03.2020

Monday to Friday

01.04.2019
to 31.03.2020

Saturdays,
Sundays and Bank Holidays

01.04.2020
to 31.03.2021

Monday to Friday

01.04.2020
to 31.03.2021

Saturday, Sundays and Bank Holidays

01.04.2021
to 31.03.2022

Monday to Friday

01.04.2021
to 31.03.2022

Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays

£421.00

£471.00

£421.00

£471.00

£421.00

£471.00

How do I work out how much I will have to pay to the Registrars?
Example - Getting married in an Approved Venue on a Saturday in 2020 – Ceremony booked 18 months in advance of the date, with 2 marriage certificates

Deposit/Booking Fee

Cost of Ceremony

Notice of Marriage

Certificate Cost

Deductions

Total Cost

£60.00

£471.00

£70.00

£22.00
(£11.00 x 2)

None

£623.00

Fees for Civil Naming Ceremonies, Renewal of Vows Ceremonies, Commitment Ceremonies, Conversion of Civil Partnership to Marriage Ceremonies

Inclusive of VAT.

01.04.2019
to 31.03.2020

Monday to Saturday

01.04.2019
to 31.03.2020

Sundays and Bank Holidays

01.04.2020
to 31.03.2021

Monday to Saturday

01.04.2020
to 31.03.2021

Sundays and Bank Holidays

01.04.2021
to 31.03.2022

Monday to Saturday

01.04.2021
to 31.03.2022

Sundays and Bank Holidays

£270.00

£320.00

£270.00

£320.00

£270.00

£320.00

Fees for Civil Funerals

01.04.2019
to 31.03.2020

01.04.2020
to 31.03.2021

01.04.2021
to 31.03.2022

£190.00

£190.00

£190.00

Other services

Service

Notes

01.04.2019
to 31.03.2020

01.04.2020
to 31.03.2021

01.04.2021
to 31.03.2022

Commemorative Certificates

Special Birthdays, Anniversaries,

 

£6.00 each
+ £1.00 for laminated certificates

£6.00 each
+ £1.00 for laminated certificates

£6.00 each
+ £1.00 for laminated certificates

New Baby, Big Sister, Big Brother etc.

 

£4.50 each
+ £1.00 for laminated certificates

£4.50 each
+ £1.00 for laminated certificates

£4.50 each
+ £1.00 for laminated certificates

Completion of a PD2 form (allows for passport name change prior to marriage)

Postal Service only

£10.00

£10.00

£10.00

 

01.04.2019 to 31.03.2020

 

3 Year Licence

5 Year Licence

7 Year Licence

10 Year Licence

First time and renewal applications.  Including 2 rooms

£1700.00

£2550.00

£3400.00

£4600.00

Addition of extra rooms

£250.00 per additional room up to an additional 3 rooms (5 in total). 

£350.00 per additional room up to an additional 3 rooms (5 in total). 

 

£450.00 per additional room up to an additional 3 rooms (5 in total). 

 

£600.00 per additional room up to an additional 3 rooms (5 in total). 

 

Appeal against refusal to issue a licence or revocation of licence

£1300.00

£1300.00

£1300.00

£1300.00

 

01.04.2020 to 31.03.2021

 

3 Year Licence

5 Year Licence

7 Year Licence

10 Year Licence

First time and renewal applications.  Including 2 rooms

£1700.00

£2550.00

£3400.00

£4600.00

Addition of extra rooms

£250.00 per additional room up to an additional 3 rooms (5 in total). 

£350.00 per additional room up to an additional 3 rooms (5 in total). 

£450.00 per additional room up to an additional 3 rooms (5 in total). 

£600.00 per additional room up to an additional 3 rooms (5 in total). 

Appeal against refusal to issue a licence or revocation of licence

£1300.00

£1300.00

£1300.00

£1300.00

 

01.04.2021 to 31.03.2022

 

3 Year Licence

5 Year Licence

7 Year Licence

10 Year Licence

First time and renewal applications.  Including 2 rooms

£1700.00

£2550.00

£3400.00

£4600.00

Addition of extra rooms

£250.00 per additional room up to an additional 3 rooms (5 in total). 

£350.00 per additional room up to an additional 3 rooms (5 in total). 

£450.00 per additional room up to an additional 3 rooms (5 in total). 

£600.00 per additional room up to an additional 3 rooms (5 in total). 

Appeal against refusal to issue a licence or revocation of licence

£1300.00

£1300.00

£1300.00

£1300.00

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