Booking an appointment
Before you can get married or register your civil partnership, you must both give notice in person at your local register office, regardless of where you are holding your ceremony. If you live in Leeds you will need to make an appointment.
Please call 0113 222 4408 to book your appointment. All appointments are at:
The Register Office
2 Great George Street
Please arrive on time for your appointment as we may not be able to accommodate late arrivals.
Please see the expandable Documents section on this page for details of opening times and addresses.
When to give notice
You will need to have lived in Leeds for at least 8 days before you can give notice.
If you are a foreign national or are marrying a foreign national from outside the European Union, please see our FAQ section.
After you have both given your notice you must wait at least 16 days before your ceremony can take place. During busy periods there may be 4 to 6 weeks wait for an appointment, so please ensure that you allow plenty of time.
From 2 March 2015 you will need to wait at least 28 days before you can get married or register your civil partnership. If you are a foreign national from outside the European Union without settled or permanent resident status, a marriage or civil partnership visa, or exempt from immigration control, your application to get married will need to be approved by the Immigration Service after you have given notice. This may take up to 70 days.
A notice is only valid for one year, so you can only give your notice up to twelve months before your ceremony. You must get married or form a civil partnership at the place named on your marriage notice. If you want to change the venue for your ceremony you will need to give a new notice.
You will need to pay the notice fee of £35 per person when you book your appointment. Please ensure that you have a debit or credit card available.
Documents you must provide
We will need to see evidence of your name, age, nationality, address and, if you have been married before your marital status. Please use our checklist (in the Documents section) for acceptable documents.