Give notice of marriage or civil partnership


When arranging an appointment you will be advised of what to bring and the extra Covid 19 processes in place to everyone safe.

Timeframes for couples who need to give notice:

Date of marriage/civil partnership Earliest date for appointment to give notice
September 2021 Can book appointments now
October 2021 Can book appointments now
November 2021 Can book appointments now
December 2021 From 1 September 2021
January 2022 From 1 October 2021
February 2022 From 1 November 2021
March 2022 From 1 November 2021
April 2022 onwards From 1 December 2021

The fees for the giving of notices for ceremonies which have had to be delayed cancelled or postponed due the Covid 19 pandemic will be waived in the following circumstances:

  • The existing notices for ceremonies booked in the lockdown period expired during the period when ceremonies were not able to happen (Between 23 March 2020 and  4 July 2020, 5 November and 2 December 2020 and 5 January and 29 March 2021).
  • The Ceremony was moved to a later date before the resumption date of ceremonies (4 July 2020, 2 December 2020 and 29 March 2021) when national restrictions to ceremonies were set by Government.
  • The Ceremony venue was not changed.