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Notice of marriage appointments

Due to the very high customer demand for Notice of Marriage appointments we have temporarily suspended our online booking function. If your ceremony date is within the next 3 months please contact the Registration Service directly ensuring you use the contact details below:

  • If you live in Northampton, Daventry and Towcester please contact West Northamptonshire Council [email protected]

Notice of marriage or civil partnership

You must book an appointment to give notice of marriage or civil partnership.

We provide pre-booked appointments only - we do not offer walk-in appointments at any of our offices.

Please do not attend the office if you are currently self-isolating, awaiting a Covid-19 test result or displaying any symptoms.

At this time we will continue to encourage our customers to maintain social distancing, wear a face-covering, use hand-sanitizer and limit the number of people who attend the office to safeguard all parties.

If you have any enquiries, please contact the Registration Service.

Legal changes to notice of marriage and civil partnership from 1 July 2021

If you are a citizen of an EEA country legislation comes into effect on changes to freedom of movement in the UK from 1 July 2021. Therefore, to give your notice of marriage or civil partnership as a relevant national you will need to confirm your EUSS settled or pre-settled status or have a pending application. You will be required to share a 6 digit code so we can verify your status at your notice appointment or alternatively provide your certificate of application.

All codes last 30 days so please be mindful when you request for this in readiness for your appointment.

If you are unable to prove your status we may not be able to proceed with your appointment and our normal Terms and Conditions regarding refunds will apply, which may mean you will have to repay the cost of the unsuccessful appointment.

Why information is on a different website
We are in the process of adding information to this new unitary council website. Some pages will give you a link back to a previous council website to help you find what you need. Read more about the changes.
Last updated 30 September 2021