Give notice of marriage or civil partnership


The Lincolnshire Registration Service is now accepting marriage/ civil partnership notice appointments for all ceremonies which are occurring before 31 December 2020.

These appointments need to be made by telephone to our Customer Service Centre on 01522 782244.

You will be instructed what to bring to the appointment and the extra Covid 19 processes in place in our offices designed to keep staff and customers safe.

If your ceremony is in 2021 we would request that you contact us from 1 December 2020.

We have made the decision that the fee for notices will be waived for couples who have had to give new notices due to the cancellation/re-arrangement of their ceremony because of Covid-19 disruption.

Notices have to be publically displayed for 28 clear days before a legal ceremony can take place.

An application to waive this time period may be made in exceptional circumstances to the General Register Office for England and Wales.

A waiver would carry an additional cost of £80.00 per application (£160.00 in total for both parties) and acceptance cannot be guaranteed.