Decision details

Decision to increase Non-Statutory Registration Service fees and charges from 1 July 2023 to December 2025

Decision Maker: Director of Governance and Legal Services

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


The Registration Service is a statutory service with responsibility for registering births, deaths and marriages within the county.
Non-statutory fees apply to the conducting of a marriage or civil ceremony at either a Register Office or approved venue, and the licensing of approved venues. These increases do not include the statutory register office ceremonies which the General Register Office set at £46.
Fees for the conducting of a ceremony were last reviewed and increased in 2021, covering the period up to the end of 2023. Licence fees for approved venues have not been increased for a number of years. The proposals for new fees are attached at Appendix 1. A benchmarking exercise was undertaken comparing neighbouring authorities costs with Herefordshire’s costs (see Appendix 2).

Contact: Claire Porter, Director of Governance and Law Email:

Publication date: 26/05/2023

Date of decision: 15/05/2023

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