Civil marriages

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Certificates posted after 20 December may not arrive until after 5 January.

If you require your certificates earlier, please arrange to collect them in person. 

Civil marriages are those that take place in register offices or other non-religious venues.

You can buy copies of marriage certificates for marriages which happened in East Sussex, excluding Brighton & Hove.

If your certificate order is urgent, we recommend using our ‘Priority Service’ as detailed below.

Marriage certificates
Service level What is included Total price
Statutory Service Order processed within 15 working days Certificate sent via 2nd class post on the 15th working day* £11
Priority Service Order processed within 24 hours Monday to Friday (excluding weekends and bank holidays) Certificate sent via 1st class post on the next working day* £35

*Posted certificates are subject to Royal Mail delivery times in addition to the stated time frame.

Please keep your order reference as you will need to quote it if there is a problem with your order. Call us on 0345 60 80 198 if something goes wrong.

Your certificate(s) will be sent to the cardholder’s billing address.

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If the marriage was registered outside East Sussex

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