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Births, deaths, marriages and civil partnerships

births deaths and marriages

There are a number of disruptions to Council services because of Coronavirus (COVID-19). Please check the link below before accessing any of our services.

For details of disruptions and for advice and guidance visit www.stockton.gov.uk/coronavirus

Here at The Register Office we hold records for births, deaths and marriages dating back to 1837 and civil partnerships dating back to 2005.

 

Searching for a record

The records we hold were previously accessed through Stockton Roots which has now been re-launched. The records are still there to access, however, improvement work continues to further enhance and develop this service for you. 

Read more about how to obtain a certificate.

 

Registration Services

The Registration team provides a range of services and ceremonies, including:

 

Registration Services - Fees and Charges

For information in relation to fees and charges for Registration Services please see the information below:

Table of Fees 
Birth, Death, Marriage or Civil Partnership Certificates
Statutory Fees

Standard Service:

Issued at time of registration, or if requested later then processed within 5 working days.

Birth, Death and Marriage certificates issued by Registrar or Superintendent Registrar  £11
Civil Partnership certificates issued by the Local Registration Authority  £11
  

Priority Service:

On or before next working day (orders up to 3pm) 

Birth, Death and Marriage certificates issued by a Registrar or Superintendent Registrar  £35
Civil Partnership certificates issued by the Local Registration Authority  £35
 
Fees for Marriage & Civil Partnership
Notice of Intention to Marry / Form a Civil Partnership (per person) £35
Consideration by Superintendent Registrar of a divorce obtained outside of the British Isles £50
Consideration by the Registrar General of a divorce obtained outside of the British Isles £75
Attendance at the ceremony:
At the Register Office (including one certificate) £57
At a Registered Building (including one certificate) £97
 
Fees for the Conversion of a Civil Partnership into Marriage
Conversion of a civil partnership into marriage at the Register Office £45
Two stage procedure on other premises:
Completing the declaration £27
Signing the declaration in a religious building registered for the marriage of same sex couples £91
 
Fees for Changes to Initial Registration
Change of forename added within 12 months of birth registration £40
Consideration by Registrar/Superintendent Registrar of a correction £75
Consideration by the Registrar General of a correction £90
 
Fees for Citizenship Ceremony
Attendance at Group Citizenship Ceremony (price per delegate) £80
 
Fees for Searches in Indexes

Search in the indexes by the applicant personally for not more than 6 successive hours

(No fee is payable for a search in the indexes when a particular entry in the register is specified)

£18
 
Statutory Service (Fees set by Local Authority)
Conducting Marriage/Civil Partnership
Current fee includes 1 certificate £11.00
Nightingale Suite: 
Monday to Thursday £180
Friday £215
Saturday £245
 
Approved Premise Venues:
Monday to Thursday £345
Friday £390
Saturday £495
Sunday & Bank Holiday £535
 
Private Citizenship Ceremony (The Nightingale Suite)
Individual Monday to Friday £155
Family Group Monday to Friday £210
 
Miscellaneous Fees
Ceremony Booking Fee (non-refundable) £30
Fee for Registrar’s attendance at a ceremony commencing after 16:00 hours (subject to availability of the Registrars) £535
 

Notes:

  • We accept payment by debit and credit cards.
  • Fees are subject to an annual review.

 

Registration Services - Performance

For more information on where to find our Registration Service offices please see attached maps which provide details of the locations of both Nightingale House and North Tees Hospital.