Customer information – Coronavirus update

We now have a limited number of appointments for giving notice. If your ceremony date has changed due to Covid-19 and you need to give a fresh notice we will contact you to arrange your notice appointment. 

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Giving notice

Where and when to give notice

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Where to give notice

You should give your notices at the register office where you have lived for the preceding eight days if you are getting married in a register office, approved venue or religious building (except Church of England or Church in Wales as notice is not required).

If you live in Liverpool, the register office is at:

St George’s Hall (Visitor Entrance), St George’s Place, Liverpool, L1 1JJ.

If you are unable to attend Liverpool Register Office due to long term or serious illness, please contact us to discuss alternatives.

If you don’t live in Liverpool, find your local register office.

When to give notice

Although the minimum time between giving notice and getting married is 28 clear days, we can’t always guarantee appointments during busy periods. Notices are valid for one year from the date given.

There may be a 4-6 week wait, so please allow enough time.

We do offer some appointments on Saturday mornings. This is a first come first served basis and might not always be available due to ceremonies taking place and busy summer months.

Book an appointment to give notice of a marriage

Book an appointment to give notice of a civil partnership

To book an appointment to give notice of a civil partnership, please email your names and telephone number to and we will call you back. Please note that calls may be displayed as an unknown number on your caller display.

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