The Marriage Fees (Scotland) Regulations 1996

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Published: 1996-03-05

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Statutory Instruments
1996 No. 572 (S.54)

The Marriage Fees (Scotland) Regulations 1996

5th March 1996

Laid before Parliament
11th March 1996

Coming into force
1st April 1996

The Registrar General, in exercise of the powers conferred upon him by sections 3(1), 19(2), 25 and 26 of the Marriage (Scotland) Act 1977(1) and of all other powers enabling him in that behalf, and with the approval of the Secretary of State, hereby makes the following Regulations:

Citation and commencement

1.  These Regulations may be cited as the Marriage Fees (Scotland) Regulations 1996 and shall come into force on 1st April 1996.


2.—(1) The fee payable under section 3(1) of the Marriage (Scotland) Act 1977 to the district registrar by each person submitting a marriage notice shall be £11.00.

(2) The fee payable under section 19(2) of the Marriage (Scotland) Act 1977 to an authorised registrar before solemnisation of a civil marriage shall be £40.00.


3.  The Marriage Fees (Scotland) Regulations 1993(2) are hereby revoked.

James Meldrum
Registrar General
New Register House,
1st March 1996

Approved by the Secretary of State

James Douglas-Hamilton
Minister of State, Scottish Office
St Andrew’s House,
5th March 1996

Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the Regulations)
These Regulations set out, with effect from 1st April 1996, the fees payable under sections 3(1) and 19(2) of the Marriage (Scotland) Act 1977 (fees for the preliminaries to marriage and for the solemnisation of a civil marriage respectively). The fee under section 3(1) is increased from £10.00 to £11.00 and the fee under section 19(2) is unchanged at £40.00. The Marriage Fees (Scotland) Regulations 1993 (S.I. 1993/3152) are revoked.

1977 c. 15; section 3(1) was amended by the Marriage (Prohibited Degrees of Relationship) Act 1986 (c. 16), Schedule 2, paragraph 3; section 26 contains a definition of “prescribed” relevant to the exercise of the statutory powers under which these Regulations are made.

S.I. 1993/3152.