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Notice of Marriage Dorset Register Office

A Notice of Marriage or Notice of Civil Partnership is a legal document showing:

  • the two people getting married or registering a civil partnership
  • the venue where the ceremony will take place


If you live in Dorchester you must book an appointment to give notice at Dorset Register Office. If you don’t live in Dorchester, but wish to get married or register a civil partnership in Dorchester, you must give notice to the local authority for the area you live in instead.

We recommend you book your notice appointment at 6 to 12 months before your ceremony. Legally you must give notice between 29 days and one year before your ceremony.

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Dorset Register Office Appointment

It costs £41 per person to book an appointment to give notice at Dorset Register Office. Payment can be made over the phone (by debit or credit card) when you book your appointment.

How to give Notice of Marriage at Dorset Register Office

Call: 01305 225153 Monday to Friday, 9am to 4pm.

Email: registrationinformation@dorsetcc.gov.uk.