Registration service fees

Fees marked * are set by law. Fees marked + are set by the council and are reviewed every year. We can accept payments over the telephone on 01597 827468 or by cheque / postal order made out to Powys County Council and posted to the Llandrindod Wells office.

Family history certificates

Historic birth, death and marriage certificates


There is an additional £1 administration fee for the issue and postage of certificates.

Your certificate will be produced within 5 working days.  We do offer the following service if you require your certificate sooner:

Special delivery 9 a.m.


Next day delivery


Recorded delivery


(these prices include the cost of the certificate)

Please note that these services are only available if the certificate is ordered and paid for before 1 p.m. and accurate information is provided to locate the record.

Copy certificates

Birth, Death and Marriage certificates at time of registration


Certificates issued one week after initial registration


Certificates issued after the register has been closed


Marriage and civil partnerships

Notice of Marriage or Civil Partnership

£35 each*

Marriage Certificate/Civil Partnership Certificate

£ 4 each*

Marriage/Civil Partnership at the Register Office


(Weddings at the statutory fee can take place at the following locations; Powys Register Office, Llandrindod Wells, Neuadd Brycheiniog in Brecon, Neuadd Maldwyn in Welshpool, The Park Offices in Newtown, The Library in Ystradgynlais and Hay Registration Office in Hay on Wye.  Please be aware that the accommodation at these venues is limited. The wedding rooms are not available on Sundays and Bank Holidays)

A non refundable, non deductible booking fee of £20 is payable at the time of booking

Fees for registrars to attend premises licensed for civil marriages and civil partnerships

Monday – Friday £265+
Saturday £315+
Sunday/Bank Holidays £335+
Attendance at a Registered Building (e.g. a Chapel)£86*

A non refundable booking fee of £20 will be payable for each ceremony booked with the Powys Registration Service.  If a ceremony is booked and then changed, but the ceremony will still take place in Powys, no additional fee is payable.

Fees for civil naming ceremonies and re-affirmation of vows/commitment ceremonies

Monday – Friday

£160 plus VAT +


£180 plus VAT +

Sunday/Bank Holidays

£200 plus VAT rate+

A non refundable fee of £20 is payable when booking these ceremonies

A Powys County Council trained Celebrant will attend these ceremonies only where they are held at an approved premises for Civil Ceremonies.  In this case they are acting as Celebrants and not as Registration Officers

Licensing of approved venues to hold civil ceremonies

Licence, valid for 3 years from date of issue


Fees for changes to initial registration


Payable to the Registrar/Superintendent Registrar; 


Forename(s) added or changed within 12 months of birth registration - £40.00


Consideration by the Registrar/Superintendent Registrar of a correction - £75.00


Consideration by the Registrar General of a correction - £90.00