Civil Partnership Fees

Civil Partnership Certificate Fees

One certificate is included in the cost of the registration. It is possible to obtain further copies at the time of registration for a fee of £4.00. However, once the civil partnership register is completed and deposited with the Superintendent Registrar, the fee for a certificate increases to £10.00.

Please make all Registration cheques payable to Cheshire East Borough Council. Please note: most of the services we provide are exempt from VAT, where VAT is applicable the VAT-inclusive charge is shown.

IMPORTANT NOTE:  If you have been living on your own and claiming Single Person Discount on Council Tax, and are now going to be living with your spouse, then please ensure you notify the relevant authority.

Administration Fee

Bookings can be made up to three years before the ceremony date. A non refundable administration fee of £100 is payable when the ceremony is booked into our diary.  A further non refundable fee will be payable 6 months before the date of the ceremony.  All administration fees will be deducted from the final ceremony fee.

Notice of Civil Partnership

Before you can register your civil partnership, both partners are required legally to give Notice of Civil Partnership. The Notice of Civil Partnership is valid for 12 months. As our diary is often very busy, it is important that the Notice of Civil Partnership is given as far in advance as possible. There is a charge for this of  £35.00 each.

Civil Partnership at the Register Office

The fee to be paid on the day is £49.00 (£50.00 from 1st September 2014) and includes the cost of one civil partnership certificate. Speak to our Ceremonies Team on 01270 375140 to book your ceremony and discuss payment details.

Civil Partnership in the Silk Room and in the Mayor's Reception Room

The fees for a ceremony in these rooms are listed below.  The fee includes the cost of one civil partnership certificate.  Speak to our Ceremonies Team on 01270 375140 to book your ceremony and discuss payment details.

Dates and Fees
Date rangeFees
1 April 2014 to 31 March 2015 £210.00
1 April 2015 to 31 March 2016 £220.00
1 April 2016 ro 31 March 2017 £230.00

Civil Partnership at Approved Premises

 

1 April 2014 to 31 March 2015

1 April 2014 to 31 March 2015
Day of CeremonyFees
Monday to Friday £430.00
Saturday (except 2pm) £515.00
Saturday 2.00pm £550.00
Sunday £550.00
Bank Holidays: £660.00
Christmas Day and Boxing Day £800.00

1 April 2015 to 31 March 2016
1 April 2015 to 31 March 2016
Day of CeremonyFee 
 Monday to Friday £445.00
 Saturday £550.00
 Sunday £550.00
 Bank Holidays £660.00
 Christmas Day and Boxing Day £805.00
1 April 2016 to 31 March 2017
1 April 2016 to 31 March 2017
Day of Ceremony Fee
 Monday to Friday  £455.00
 Saturday  £560.00
 Sunday  £560.00
 Bank Holidays  £675.00
 Christmas Day and Boxing Day  £815.00

These fees include the cost of one civil partnership certificate. Fees must be paid to the Superintendent Registrar at least 4 weeks before the ceremony is due to take place.

Payment

You can pay by cash, cheque or credit/debit card. Cheques are accepted no later than 6 weeks before the date of the ceremony and should be made payable to Cheshire East Borough Council and sent to The Register Office, Delamere House, Chester Street, Crewe, CW1 2LL. You can also phone our Ceremonies Office on 01270 375140 to pay by credit or debit card.

Online Payment Service

You can also pay for your ceremony online through our online payment service.

Extra Civil Partnership Certificates

It is possible to obtain further copies for a fee of £4.00 at the time of registration. However, for all subsequent certificates, the fee increases to £10.00 per certificate.

Further information

Please contact the Register Office for any further information.