Civil partnership registration

A civil partnership can take place in a registration office or at an approved place.

Each of you must complete and submit a civil partnership notice, along with the required documents to the registrar for the district where the ceremony is to take place.

You can email copies of these to:

Upon receipt we will arrange a suitable time to take the fee payment over the phone.

The fees on this page apply to the period up until 31 March 2024.

For more information

Email us using the details above or call our contact centre on 03452 777 778, or complete our online enquiry form.

For more information, and to download a civil partnership notice, visit the National Records of Scotland website. 

After registration

After your civil partnership has been registered, the registrar will give you a certificate of the entry in the register. 

Additional extracts can be obtained at the time of registration, or within a month, for £10 each. After one month the cost will be £15 for the first extract then £10 per subsequent extract.

Fees include:

  • the statutory fees for Civil Partnership Notice at £45 per person
  • one civil partnership certificate at £10
  • registration fee of £55
  • accommodation fee where applicable

There is an additional premium for registrations in evenings, Saturday, Sunday or Public Holidays.

DaysTimesApproved venuesRegistration offices
Monday to Friday9am to 4pm£416.30*£155.00/£230.80
Monday to Friday5pm  to 7pm£416.30£416.30
Saturday12noon to 3.30pm£416.30£416.30
Sunday12noon to 3.30pm£510.70£510.70
Public holidays12noon to 3.30pm£605.20£605.20


*The lower fee applies to an office registration/ceremony where there are 10 people or fewer present, including the main party.

Check with your local office to see the maximum amount of guests who can be present at your ceremony.

Prices are reviewed annually.