Cumbria registration service fees and charges

Cumbria registration service fees and charges, including booking register office ceremony rooms, booking a registrar and ordering copies of certificates.

Certificate fees

Priority certificates

Priority certificate fees Cost
Priority certificates (includes first class post) £35
Priority delivery guaranteed by 1pm £7.80
Priority certificates, confirmed delivery £2.60
Priority certificates, first class delivery Included
  • Priority certificates are issued the same day if ordered by 3pm. For orders after 3pm they will be issued the next working day.
  • Standard Royal Mail first class post is included in the fee.
  • We do not accept any liability for items once they are in the hands of the postal service.
  • For added security you can upgrade to confirmed or priority delivery.

Standard certificates

Standard certificate fees  Cost
Standard certificates  £11
Standard certificates, confirmed delivery £2.50
Standard certificates, second class delivery  Included
  • Standard delivery certificates will be issued within 15 working days. Cumbria Certificates will however aim to issue it within 10 working days.
  • Standard Royal Mail second class delivery is included in the fee or alternatively you can choose confirmed delivery.
  • We do not accept any liability for items once they are in the hands of the postal service.
  • For added security you can upgrade to confirmed delivery. Please note priority delivery is not available on a standard order.

Delivery methods

Confirmed delivery

  • Confirmed delivery has the same delivery timescale as standard first class post.
  • It has the added security of proof of delivery including a signature from the receiver.
  • You have the ability to check online or on your mobile if your item has not been delivered or is delayed.
  • Royal Mail provide compensation cover up to £50 for loss or damage, please see Royal Mail website for details.

Priority delivery - this service applies to priority certificates only

  • Royal Mail aims to deliver your letter the next working day before 1pm.
  • It has the added security of proof of delivery including a signature from the receiver.
  • You have the ability to check online or on your mobile if your item has not been delivered or is delayed.
  • Royal Mail provide compensation cover up to £50 for loss or damage, please see Royal Mail website for details.
  • This does not include Saturday delivery. 
Order delivery timescales for priority deliveries
Order day and time Delivery day and time
Order Saturday or Sunday Receive Tuesday before 1pm
Order Monday by 3pm Receive Tuesday before 1pm
Order Tuesday by 3pm Receive Wednesday before 1pm
Order Wednesday by 3pm Receive Thursday before 1pm
Order Thursday by 3pm Receive Friday before 1pm
Order Friday by 3pm Receive Monday before 1pm

International delivery

If you are ordering a certificate to be sent to an address outside the United Kingdom, please select the confirmed delivery option for £2.50. This is not sent confirmed delivery, however this does cover the cost of post by Airmail.

Enquiries about your order

If you have an enquiry about your certificate, please email: cumbria.certificates@cumbria.gov.uk. You can also find out more about ordering a copy of a certificate.