To hold a civil marriage or partnership at premises in England or Wales, they must be approved by your local authority. You must be the proprietor or a trustee of the premises to apply for permission to hold civil marriages or partnerships.
Please read and understand the information contained in:
before making your application.
You can either apply, pay and submit the necessary documentation online via the Gov.uk website (opens a new window) or do so in writing by downloading the form at the bottom of this page.
Please attach the following documents to your application:
Please return the completed application form together with attachments to:
The Proper Officer for Registration
C/o Pauline Allen
81 Oatlands Drive
Surrey KT13 9LN
Upon receipt of your application and the charge for licensing premises for civil ceremonies we will respond to you within 28 working days and arrange to carry out an inspection of the premises.
If you have not heard from us within the stated period please contact us via the telephone number or email address below. The whole process takes between six and eight weeks to complete.
The standard fee for licence covers administration, inspection, cost of public notice and includes one room. You can view the charges for licensing premises for civil ceremonies for more details of the set fees and what they cover.
Should you have any difficulty with the form or have any questions please contact us either by telephone on: 0300 200 1002 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
If a licence is not to be granted the applicant will be notified in writing and the reasons for reaching the decision will be given. If the applicant wishes to appeal against a decision not to licence a premise they must do so in writing to the Proper Officer for Registration within two weeks of the licensee's decision not to grant the licence. A further fee will be charged for any appeal made by the applicant.
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