Cumbria Registrations Service fees and charges 2020/2021

The Registration Service has been working hard to make sure that safety measures are in place, and we are are now able to offer appointments to register the birth of your baby and marriage notices.  Our offices reopened on Monday 20 July 2020.

Since 4 July we have been able to deliver weddings and civil partnerships at external venues (e.g. venues not part of the registrar service) following the latest government guidance.  From 27 July, weddings and civil partnerships can start again in our Registration Offices.  Ceremonies may be different because of the current restrictions and guidelines in place, but we are committed to doing all we can to give our couples a truly beautiful and memorable ceremony experience on their special day.

Over the coming months as our services start again they will be delivered differently to make sure we minimise the risks of infection for customers and staff as a result of COVID-19. 

Even with these restrictions we remain committed to providing the best customer experience possible and we thank you for your patience and support.

Service information:

Birth

Death or Still-birth

Notice of Intent for Marriage or Civil Partnership

Ceremonies

Certificates 

Corrections and Re-registrations

Fee

( £)
Booking Fee45
Ceremony Fee for Traditional - Monday to Friday380
Saturday475
Sunday/Bank Holiday550
Ceremony Fee for Enhanced - Monday to Friday390
Saturday485
Sunday/Bank Holiday560
Ceremony fee for Bespoke 1 - Monday to Friday550
Ceremony fee for Bespoke 2 - Monday to Friday675
Ceremony fee for Bespoke 3 - Monday to Friday725
Ceremony fee for Bespoke 1 - Saturday700
Ceremony fee for Bespoke 2 - Saturday825
Ceremony fee for Bespoke 3 - Saturday875
Ceremony fee for Bespoke 1 - Sunday/bank holiday750
Ceremony fee for Bespoke 2 - Sunday/bank holiday875
Ceremony fee for Bespoke 3 - Sunday/bank holiday925
Amendment fee 35


Notices of Intent to Marry/Civil Partnership35
Conversion of Civil Partnership to Marriage at the Register Office45
Conversion of Civil Partnership to Marriage two stage process - completing the declaration27
Conversion of Civil Partnership to Marriage two stage process - signing the declaration in a religious building registered for the marriage of same sex couples91
Entry of each notice of marriage or civil partnership for persons subject to Home Office Referral and Investigation Scheme47
Consideration by SR of a divorce or civil partnership dissolution obtained outside the British Isles50
Consideration by the Registrar General of a divorce or civil partnership dissolution obtained outside the British Isles75

Marriage/Civil Partnership certificate11
Commemorative certificate5
Late payment fee - If fees are not paid 12 weeks prior to the ceremony25
Cockermouth Town Hall, Kendal Town Hall, Whitehaven Civic Hall and Wigton Market HallFee
( £)
Booking fee45
Ceremony fee - Monday to Friday - traditional ceremony200
Ceremony fee - Monday to Friday - enhanced ceremony210
Ceremony fee - Saturday - traditional ceremony280
Ceremony fee - Saturday - enhanced ceremony290
Ceremony fee - Sunday/Bank Holiday - traditional ceremony357.50
Ceremony fee - Sunday/Bank Holiday - enhanced ceremony367.50
Amendment fee 35


Notices of Intent to Marry/Civil Partnership35
Entry of each notice of marriage or civil partnership for persons subject to Home Office Referral and Investigation Scheme47
Consideration by SR of a divorce or civil partnership dissolution obtained outside the British Isles50
Consideration by the Registrar General of a divorce or civil partnership dissolution obtained outside the British Isles75


Marriage/Civil Partnership certificate11
Commemorative certificate5
Late payment fee - if fees are not paid 12 weeks prior to the ceremony25
Barrow, Penrith, Carlisle, Kendal Registration OfficesFee
( £)
Restrictions may apply - please check with the booking team
Booking fee45
Ceremony fee - Monday to Friday Penrith and Kendal - traditional ceremony110
Ceremony fee - Monday to Friday Penrith and Kendal - enhanced ceremony120
Ceremony fee - Monday to Friday Barrow and Carlisle - traditional ceremony220
Ceremony fee - Monday to Friday Barrow and Carlisle - enhanced ceremony230
Ceremony fee - Saturday Barrow, Carlisle and Penrith only - traditional ceremony330
Ceremony fee - Saturday Barrow, Carlisle and Penrith only - enhanced ceremony340
Ceremony fee - Sunday/Bank Holidayn/a
Amendment fee 35


Notices of Intent to Marry/Civil Partnership35
Entry of each notice of marriage or civil partnership for persons subject to Home Office Referral and Investigation Scheme47
Consideration by SR of a divorce or civil partnership dissolution obtained outside the British Isles50
Consideration by the Registrar General of a divorce or civil partnership dissolution obtained outside the British Isles75


Marriage/Civil Partnership certificate11
Commemorative certificate5
Late payment fee - if fees are not paid 12 weeks prior to the ceremony25
Fee
( £)
Booking fee45
Ceremony fee46
Amendment fee 35


Notices of Intent to Marry/Civil Partnership35
Entry of each notice of marriage or civil partnership for persons subject to Home Office Referral and Investigation Scheme47


Marriage/Civil Partnership certificate11
Commemorative certificate5
Late payment fee - if fees are not paid 12 weeks prior to the ceremony25
Fee
( £)
Booking fee45
Ceremony fee86
Amendment fee 35


Notices of Intent to Marry/Civil Partnership35
Entry of each notice of marriage or civil partnership for persons subject to Home Office Referral and Investigation Scheme47
Consideration by SR of a divorce or civil partnership dissolution obtained outside the British Isles50
Consideration by the Registrar General of a divorce or civil partnership dissolution obtained outside the British Isles75


Marriage/Civil Partnership certificate11
Commemorative certificate5
Late payment fee - if fees are not paid 12 weeks prior to the ceremony25
Approved Premises feeFee

( £)
Monday to Friday250 plus VAT £300 total
Saturday290 plus VAT £348 total
Sunday and Bank Holiday350 plus VAT £420 total
Ceremony rooms


Monday to Friday larger ceremony rooms - Barrow and Carlisle175 plus VAT £210 total
Saturday265 plus VAT £318 total
Sunday and Bank Holidaysn/a
Ceremony rooms - Cockermouth Town Hall, Kendal Town Hall,Wigton Market Hall, Whitehaven Civic Hall
Monday to Friday155 plus VAT £186 total
Saturday220 plus VAT £264 total
Sunday and Bank Holiday295 plus VAT £354 total
Full fee taken at time of booking
Duration of licence Fee
( £)
3 Year licence1300
5 Year licence2150
Revisit for missed licence appointments50
Type of certificateFee
( £)
Cost per RBD/SR certificate 11


Commemorative certificates5
Type of certificateFee
( £)
Priority certificates35
Delivery options -
Priority delivery guaranteed by 1pm -7.50
Confirmed delivery2.50
First Classincluded
Collect-

For more information visit:  https://www.cumbria.gov.uk/registrationservice/certificates/copy.asp


Standard Certificates11.00
Delivery options -
Confirmed delivery2.50
Second Class deliveryincluded
Collect-

For more information visit:  https://www.cumbria.gov.uk/registrationservice/certificates/copy.asp

Payable to the Registrar/Superintendent RegistrarFee
( £)
Change to forename added within 12 months of birth registration40
Consideration by Registrar/Superintendent Registrar of a correction75
Consideration by the Registrar General of a correction90
Consideration by SR of a divorce or civil partnership dissolution obtained outside the British Isles50
Consideration by the Registrar General of a divorce or civil partnership dissolution obtained outside the British Isles75
Entry of each notice of marriage or civil partnership for persons subject to Home Office Referral and Investigation Scheme47
Conversion of Civil Partnership to Marriage at the Register Office45
Conversion of Civil Partnership to Marriage two stage process - completing the declaration27
Consideration by SR of a divorce or civil partnership for persons subject to Home Office Referral and Investigation Scheme91
Ceremony typeFee
( £)
Private citizenship50

If you need to cancel your ceremony, our refund policy is as follows:

  • Booking fee, amendment fees and late payment fees are non refundable
  • Ceremonies cancelled more than 12 weeks ahead of the date - Full refund given less £25 cancellation fee
  • Cancelled less than 12 weeks ahead of the date  - 50% refund given
  • Less than 1 month to the ceremony date -   No refund given.