Shropshire Council

Fees for 2017-18

The fees given below are valid for the period 1 April 2017 to 31 March 2018. To find the fees for the service you're interested in, click on the links below:

Copy certificate fees

The table below shows the prices for the different copy certificate service levels available. If you're not sure which type of certificate you want, find out more about the difference between short and full/extract and standard.

Element Gold level service 
(UK only)
Silver level 
service
Bronze level service
Price per certificate *
(if ordered within one month of registration)
£7 £7 £7 
Price per certificate *
(if ordered after one month of registration)
£10 £10  £10 
Extract from the civil partnership register £10 £10  £10 
Standard certificate from civil partnership register £10 £10  £10 
Handling and postage £25

£6.50
(up to 4 certificates)

£1
Price per extra item £25    
Delivery lead time 1pm next day 
(for orders received by 12 noon)
3 /5 working days  3 /5 working days
Delivery type Tracked, signed for and insured Tracked, signed for and insured  2nd class standard post

* this is for the following certificate types:

  • Short birth certificate
  • Standard birth certificate
  • Death certificate
  • Marriage certificate

Which service do I need?

Gold service: for people who need a certificate urgently. Certificate packages will be tracked by Royal Mail and will need to be signed for at the point of delivery. Packages will be insured against loss in transit. Certificates can be collected in person, but please note that fees are the same whether posted or collected in person.

Silver service: this service offers greater peace of mind. Certificate packages will be tracked by Royal Mail and will need to be signed for at the point of delivery. Packages will be insured against loss in transit up to the value of £34. 

Bronze service: certificates sent by second class post. Please note that no liability will be accepted by Shropshire Registration Service for non-delivered items.

Registration fees

Element Price
Birth registration free
Full birth certificate, issued at time of registration £4
Additional short birth certificate, issued at time of registration £4
Death registration free
Full death certificate, issued at time of registration £4

Marriage and civil partnership fees

Ceremony fees

Element Registration Service ceremony rooms Private approved ceremony rooms Registrar's attendance at a Non C/E Church or Chapel
Non-refundable deposit *
(if booked within one year of the ceremony date)
£46 £46 £46 
Booking fee **
(if booked over one year but under two years from the ceremony date)
£60 £60 £60 
Ceremony fee Monday to Friday ceremonies (fees are due three months in advance for all bookings made on or after 2 October 2017. Where a booking has been made less than three months in advance of the ceremony, the fees are due at the time of booking. For all those ceremonies booked on or before 1 October there's no change to the payment requirements).

Registrars office Tuesday to Thursday only during usual opening hours (max 2 guests) £50 (includes 1 marriage certificate) 

Use of a council ceremony room for photographers will be an additional £50.00 payable in advance. 

In a Shropshire Council ceremony room £170 (including 1 marriage certificate)

 £390
(including 1 marriage certificate)
£86 
(marriage certificate not included)
Ceremony fee: Sat before 12.30pm ceremonies (fees are due three months in advance for all bookings made on or after 2 October 2017. Where a booking has been made less than three months in advance of the ceremony, the fees are due at the time of booking. For all those ceremonies booked on or before 1 October there's no change to the payment requirements).

In Shropshire Council Ceremony Room £170 (including 1 marriage certificate)

 £450
(including 1 marriage certificate)
£86 
(marriage certificate not included)
Ceremony fee: Sat after 12.30pm ceremonies (fees are due three months in advance for all bookings made on or after 2 October 2017. Where a booking has been made less than three months in advance of the ceremony, the fees are due at the time of booking. For all those ceremonies booked on or before 1 October there's no change to the payment requirements).

In Shropshire Council ceremony room £250
(including 1 marriage certificate)

  £450
(including 1 marriage certificate)
£86 
(marriage certificate not included) 
Ceremony fee: Sunday/bank holiday and Council Christmas concessionary day ceremonies (fees are due three months in advance for all bookings made on or after 2 October 2017. Where a booking has been made less than three months in advance of the ceremony, the fees are due at the time of booking. For all those ceremonies booked on or before 1 October there's no change to the payment requirements).

In Shropshire Council ceremony room £300
(including 1 marriage certificate)

£450
(including 1 marriage certificate)
£86 
(marriage certificate not included)
Certificate fee (per certificate) £4  £4  £4
Notice of intention to marry for those NOT subject to immigration control and NOT subject to Home Office referral ***
(fee per person)
£35 £35 £35
Notice of intention to marry where one or both parties are subject to immigration controls and subject to Home Office referral ***
(fee per person)
£47 £47 £47
If you change or alter the date or time of your ceremony an additional administration charge will be made £25   £25  £25

Ceremonies are not held on the following days:

  • Christmas Day / Boxing Day

* This fee isn't refundable but will be deducted from the ceremony fee

** This fee is an additional fee - it's not refundable, transferable or deductable

*** Please note; If you attend the appointment and you fail to bring the requested documentation the interview will be terminated and we will be unable to take your notice of marriage. You will still be liable for the full fee, so no refund will be made. If you are unable to attend you should cancel the appointment by calling us on 0345 678 9016 more than two working days in advance of the allocated appointment time, otherwise no refund will be given. If you cancel more than two workings days in advance of your appointment a full refund will be given and processed within 7 – 10 working days. If you wish to re-arrange the appointment, please contact us. If you re-arrange the appointment more than two working days in advance of the appointment time we will charge you a £10 re-arrangement fee that will be payable at the time of re-arranging the appointment. If you re-arrange the appointment with less than two working days’ notice we will treat this as a cancellation and no refund will be given. If you then wish to book another appointment you will be liable to pay the full fee again.

Ceremony rehearsal fees

Ceremony rehearsals at the Shropshire Register Office or in any of the Registration Service ceremony rooms situated in Ludlow or Oswestry.

Monday to Friday during normal office opening hours: £50 per 30 minute appointment.
Saturday morning before 12.30pm: £70 per 30 minute appointment.

Vow renewal fees

Element Registration Service ceremony rooms Private approved ceremony rooms
Booking fee *
(if booked within one year of the ceremony date)

£46

£46

Booking fee **
(if booked over one year but under two years from the ceremony date)
£60 £60
Ceremony fee: Mon-Sat ceremonies (fees are due three months in advance for all bookings made on or after 2 October 2017. Where a booking has been made less than three months in advance of the ceremony, the fees are due at the time of booking. For all those ceremonies booked on or before 1 October there's no change to the payment requirements).

£250

(this price includes one
commemorative certificate)

£265

(this price includes one
commemorative certificate)

Ceremony fee: Sunday/Bank Holiday and Council Christmas concessionary day ceremonies (fees are due three months in advance for all bookings made on or after 2 October 2017. Where a booking has been made less than three months in advance of the ceremony, the fees are due at the time of booking. For all those ceremonies booked on or before 1 October there's no change to the payment requirements).

£300

(this price includes one

£300

(this price includes one

Shropshire Council registration officers won't attend ceremonies on Christmas Day or Boxing Day.

*    This fee isn't refundable but will be deducted from the ceremony fee
**   This fee is an additional fee - it's not refundable, transferable or deductable from the ceremony fee

Ceremonies are not held on the following days:

  • Christmas Day / Boxing Day - Shropshire Registration Service ceremony rooms
  • Christmas Day / Easter Friday - private approved ceremony rooms

Citizenship ceremony fees

If you're participating in a group ceremony organised by the local authority, there's no fee payable.

Private ceremony room, Monday - Friday: £170

Nationality checking service fees

Element Nationality check fee
Adult submitting a single application

£80

Husband and wife living together who apply at the same time

£120

Family application (husband and wife and up to four children who apply at the same time

£150

Additional children on a family application or applications for children who are applying separately to their parents £60 per child

Passport checking service fee

When applying for this at the same time as a nationality check, the fee is £10 per person

Licensing of approved venue fees

This licence is to allow for the solemnisation of civil marriages, civil partnerships, civil reaffirmation of marriage vows ceremonies and civil naming ceremonies at the approved venue.

Element 3 year licence 5 year licence 7 year licence 10 year licence

First time application any number of rooms

£1610

N/A

N/A

N/A

Renewal application up to 2 rooms

£1610

£2410

£3210

£4410

Additional room application

£220 per room

£350 per room

£450 per room

£600 per room

 

 

 

 

 

Appeal against a revocation of approval, or refusal to approve

£1200

£1200

£1200

£1200

Civil funeral fee

The fee for a civil funeral is £180 no additional or hidden charges apply.

Naming ceremony fees

Element Registration Service ceremony rooms Private approved ceremony rooms
Booking fee *
(if booked within one year of the ceremony date)

£46

£46

Booking fee **
(if booked over one year but under two years from the ceremony date)
£60 £60
Ceremony fee: Monday-Saturday ceremonies (fees are due three months in advance for all bookings made on or after 2 October 2017. Where a booking has been made less than three months in advance of the ceremony, the fees are due at the time of booking. For all those ceremonies booked on or before 1 October there's no change to the payment requirements).

£250

(this price includes one commemorative certificate)

£265

(this price includes one commemorative certificate)

Ceremony fee: Sunday/Bank Holiday and Council Christmas concessionary day ceremonies (fees are due three months in advance for all bookings made on or after 2 October 2017. Where a booking has been made less than three months in advance of the ceremony, the fees are due at the time of booking. For all those ceremonies booked on or before 1 October there's no change to the payment requirements).

£300

(this price includes one commemorative certificate)

£300

(this price includes one commemorative certificate)

Naming ceremony held in conjunction with a marriage ceremony on the same day at the same location immediately before or after the marriage

£100

£100

Shropshire Council registration officers won't attend ceremonies on Christmas Day or Boxing Day.

*    This fee isn't refundable but will be deducted from the ceremony fee
**   This fee is an additional fee - it's not refundable, transferable or deductable from the ceremony fee

Ceremonies are not held on the following days:

  • Christmas Day / Boxing Day - Shropshire Registration Service ceremony rooms
  • Christmas Day / Easter Friday - private approved ceremony rooms

Civil partnership conversion fees

You'll need to supply proof of identity for civil partnership conversions.

Procedure

Place

Cost

Local cost

Standard 1 stage procedure – Couple provide information to the registrar and sign the required paperwork in one appointment)

In a registrars office (maximum of 2 guests)

£45.00 per couple nationally set statutory fee

 

Two stage procedure:


Stage 1 – providing information and evidence to the registrar.

Can be anywhere but for practical reasons usually in a registrars office

£27.00 per couple nationally set statutory fee

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total payable: £277

 

 

Total  £327

Stage 2 – signing the declaration including a ceremony

In one of Shropshire Council’s ceremony rooms

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Monday to Saturday: £250.00 (Council ceremony room)

 

Sunday and Bank holidays
£300.00

 

In a Registrars office (Maximum of 2 guests)

Monday to Friday during usual opening hours
£46.00

Total payable £73

 

At an approved venue

Monday to Saturday £265

Sunday and Bank holidays
£300

Total payable £292


Total payable £327

No civil ceremony included

At a building registered for the marriage of same sex couples

Or at a conversion according to the usages of the Jews or Society of Friends

£91.00 (nationally set statutory fee)

Total payable £118.00

Certificate ordered at the time of the signing of the declaration or in advance

£4 each

Certificate ordered after the declaration has been signed

£10 each