Registrar's fees

Certificates

Certificate issued by:

  • Superintendent Registrar – All certificates issued by the Superintendent Registrar are £10.00
  • Registrar of Births, Deaths and Marriages
    • At the time of registration £4.00
    • After the time of registration £7.00

Note: Certificates are available from the Registrar only at the time of registration or shortly afterwards. Once a register is filled it is passed to the Superintendent Registrar and certificates are no longer available from the Registrar.

Express service

  • Certificates issued within 24 hours: £20
  • Certificates issued within 3 working days: £10

Fees for Marriage

Marriage by Superintendent Registrar’s certificate:

  • Entry of each notice of marriage for persons subject to the Home Office Referral and Investigation Scheme: £47.00 -this fee is payable when the appointment is booked and is non refundable
  • Entry of each notice of marriage for all other persons: £35.00 – this fee is payable when the appointment is booked and is non refundable
  • Consideration by Superintendent Registrar of a divorce obtained outside the British Isles: £50.00
  • Consideration by the Registrar General of a divorce obtained outside the British Isles: £75.00

Attendance at the ceremony

  • At the register office: £46.00
  • At a registered building; £86.00

Fees for civil partnership

  • Entry of each notice of civil partnership for persons subject to the Home Office Referral and Investigation Scheme: £47.00 – this fee is payable when the appointment is booked and is non refundable
  • Entry of each notice of marriage for all other persons: £35.00 – this fee is payable when the appointment is booked and is non refundable
  • Consideration by the registration authority of a civil partnership dissolution obtained outside the British Isles :£50.00
  • Consideration by the Registrar General of a civil partnership dissolution obtained outside the British Isles :£75.00

Attendance at the civil partnership registration

  • At the register office: £46.00

Fees for the conversion of a Civil Partnership into Marriage

Conversion of a civil partnership into marriage

  • At the register office: £45:00

Two stage procedure on other premises

  • Completing the declaration: £27.00
  • Signing the declaration in a religious building registered for the marriage of same sex couples: £91.00

Registration of a marriage, signing the civil partnership schedule, a naming/renewal of vows ceremony or a celebratory ceremony following a civil partnership conversion into marriage at approved premises within the borough of Blackburn with Darwen.

  • Monday to Thursday £326.00
  • Friday £346.00
  • Saturday £396.00
  • Sunday/Bank Holiday £466.00

Registration of a marriage, signing the civil partnership schedule, a naming/renewal of vows ceremony or a celebratory ceremony following a civil partnership conversion into marriage at the Northgate Suite, Northgate, Blackburn

  • Victorian Room – holds up to 12 guests
    • Monday to Thursday £86
    • Friday £116
    • Saturday am £166
    • Saturday pm £396
    • Sunday/Bank Holiday £466.00
  • Edwardian Room – holds up to 40 guests
    • Monday to Thursday £106
    • Friday £136
    • Saturday am £196
    • Saturday pm £396
    • Sunday/Bank Holiday £466.00
  • Georgian Room – holds up to 60 guests
    • Monday to Thursday £136
    • Friday £166
    • Saturday am £216
    • Saturday pm £396
    • Sunday/Bank Holiday £466.00
  • Lancastrian Room – holds up to 100 guests
    • Monday to Thursday £176
    • Friday £196
    • Saturday am £266
    • Saturday pm £396
    • Sunday/Bank Holiday £466.00

Civil ceremonies fees

  • Ceremony booking fee £50.00 – this fee is non refundable
  • Notice of marriage or civil partnership documentation checking service £20.00 – this fee is payable when the appointment is booked and is non refundable
  • Pre Ceremony Interview £30.00 for a 30 minute appointment – this fee is payable when the appointment is booked and is non refundable
  • Ceremony Rehearsal (Northgate Suite only) : £30.00 for a 30 minute appointment
  • Signing a passport change of name form for a forthcoming marriage/civil partnership £20.00

Private citizenship ceremony

  • Monday to Friday

    • 1 Adult £90.00

    • 2 Adults £150.00 + children

  • Saturday morning: £170.00 per ceremony

European passport return service

  • £10.00 per person over the age of 15 ½ years – this fee is payable when the appointment is booked and is non-refundable.

Fees for changes to initial registration

Payable to the Registrar/Superintendent registrar

  • Change of forename added within 12 months of birth registration: £40:00
  • Consideration by Registrar/Superintendent of a correction: £75:00
  • Consideration by the Registrar General of a correction: £90:00

Fees for searches in indexes

General search: £18.00

Search in the indexes by the applicant personally for not more than six successive hours.​​​

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