Marriage and civil partnership registration

Marriage and civil partnership ceremonies

Go to ceremonies and venues for information on a range of ceremonies available at Thurrock Register Office and other approved premises.

Fees and charges

The following fees and charges apply from 1 October 2023.

You should also check fees and charges for ceremonies and venues.

Marriage or civil partnership registration

The following non-refundable fee applies:

  • £35 – per person for an appointment to give a notice of marriage or civil partnership

Changes to initial registration

The following fees apply:

  • £75 – consideration by the Registrar or Superintendent Registrar of a correction
  • £90 – consideration by the Registrar General of a correction

Marriage or civil partnership certificates

You can order a certificate online.

Item Collection or delivery Cost
Standard certificate In person at the Register Office at the time of registration £11
Standard or short certificate 24-hour next day service – includes first class post, if needed £35
15-day standard service – includes second class post, if needed £11
Additional postage and packaging First class recorded delivery £3.60
Special delivery, guaranteed next working day £10

Conversion of a civil partnership into marriage

At Thurrock Register Office, the following fee applies:

  • £45 – conversion of a civil partnership into marriage, full process

At any other approved premises in Thurrock, the following fees apply:

  • £27 – completing the declaration
  • £91 – signing the declaration in a religious building registered for the marriage of same sex couples

We set the fee for signing the declaration on approved premises in Thurrock, or in Thurrock Register Office at a different time or a different place from where the declaration was completed.

Divorce and civil partnership dissolution

The following fees apply:

  • £50 – consideration by the Superintendent Registrar of a divorce obtained outside of the British Isles
  • £75 – consideration by the Registrar General of a divorce obtained outside of the British Isles
  • £50 – consideration by the registration authority of a civil partnership dissolution obtained outside of the British Isles
  • £75 – consideration by the Registrar General of a civil partnership dissolution obtained outside of the British Isles

Other fees

The following other fees apply:

  • £60 – to reduce statutory waiting period of 28 days or 70 days for notices of marriage or civil partnership
  • £15 – Registrar General's licence for marriage or civil partnership
  • £86 – attendance at a registered building for marriage or civil partnership