A licence is required to allow for the solemnisation of Civil Marriages and formation of Civil Partnerships, and other non statutory ceremonies as and when they are introduced in Powys. The licence is valid for three years.
You can see a list of premises which are already approved for these purposes via the links on the left of this page or via here.
Please use the links on the right of this page to apply or exchange information.
Alternatively, an application form can be obtained using the contact details on the right of this page.
You can also download an application form and guidance notes using the links below:
Completed applications should be sent to the
Proper Officer Representative,
Powys Registration Service,
The completed application form should be accompanied by the non refundable fee, three copies of the plans of the premises with the room(s) highlighted and an up to date Fire Risk Assessment.
On receipt of the completed documents, an official notice will be placed in the local press that the licence has been applied for. Members of the public then have 21 days in which to lodge any objections to the issue of the licence.
Your Fire Risk Assessment is sent to the Mid and West Wales Fire Authority for their comments.
The Proper Officer Representative, or their representative, will inspect the premises for suitability.
If there are no objections, if the inspection is in order and if no unfavourable comments are lodged by the Fire Authority, the licence will be issued for a period of 3 years from the date of issue.
It is in the public interest that Powys County Council must process your application before it can be granted. If you have not heard from Powys County Council within a reasonable period, please contact us. You can do this using the contact details to the right of this page.
Please note that the application process may take up to eight weeks.
For 2009/10 the fee is £750.00 for a period of three years. This fee is subject to annual review.
If you as a private individual have a complaint about a business operating under this licence, please contact Powys County Council Registration Service Manager in the first instance. If that has not worked and you are located in the UK, Consumer Direct will give you advice. From outside the UK contact the UK European Consumer Centre.
There are contact details available in a number of locations for this Service. Please select your nearest town:
The links below take you to another website which processes these applications on behalf of Powys County Council.