Update: 25 November 2021
Please note, this service is currently receiving an exceptionally high volume of notice submissions and email queries, therefore response times will be longer than usual as our team try to work through the extensive backlog.
Please do not email our service to check the progress of your application, unless in the event of an emergency e.g. terminal illness or other. We work through these in date order and will get to your application.
You can be married or have a civil partnership in either of two ways in Scotland - by civil ceremony (Conducted by a Registrar) or by a religious or belief ceremony:
If you are planning to get married in Scotland/Glasgow, you must by law lodge marriage notice forms Form M10, submit the associated documents, and pay the statutory fee, to the registrar in whose district you intend to be married.
Further information on Marriage in Scotland can be found by visiting the National Records Of Scotland website.
At present, we only accept marriage notices by post. These, along with any supporting documents should be submitted to:
Registration Service, Glasgow City Council,Mail Room,City Chambers, George Square, Glasgow, G2 1DU
Please include contact details and a member of our team will be in touch to arrange payment over the phone by credit/debit card allowing us to lodge your notice or to check any additional information. Contact details should include a UK landline or mobile number and email address.
Please DO NOT hand deliver notices and documentation as they will not be accepted!
When submitting marriage notice forms to the registrar, each of you must supply the following:
When sending your original M10 forms, please send photocopies of documents only (not originals). We will arrange to see originals prior to your marriage ceremony or in the case of a religious/belief ceremony, prior to issue of your marriage schedule.
Timing is important. The notices must be submitted early enough to enable the registrar to be satisfied that you are free to marry one another.
Therefore, notices should be handed in 8-10 weeks before your marriage is set to take place.
If either party has been married before, or if any of the parties are a non-UK national, the notices should be with the registrar 10 weeks beforehand.
The minimum period is 29 days before the date of the proposed marriage, but if you leave it as late as this you run the risk of needing to postpone your marriage.
Only in exceptional circumstances will the Registrar General authorise a marriage to take place when less than 29 days notice has been given.
Notice forms cannot be submitted any earlier than 3 months before your proposed date of marriage.
Notice forms will only be accepted and lodged if:
You have a minister/celebrant etc. arranged to deliver your ceremony in Glasgow and require the Registrar's service to produce a schedule document permitting the ceremony to take place
You have arranged a booking or wish to arrange a booking (subject to availability) to be married by a Registrar, in our Ceremony rooms or at a third-party venue in Glasgow. Please visit our Civil Ceremonies page.
Provided you have returned your application forms within the statutory 29-day minimum notice period, including contact details, we will contact you to make further arrangements and arrange payment.
Where a couple are unable to give the required 29 days notice (e.g. due to serious illness of one of the parties), then please email firstname.lastname@example.org for advice.
We can only accept notice forms and their supporting documents by post - Address noted above.
Please do not email our service to check the progress of your application - unless, in the event of an emergency e.g. terminal illness or other. We work through these in date order & will get to your application.
When posting Notices to us please include contact details so we can arrange payment. We cannot lodge notices if no contact details are given to allow arrangements to be made for payment by credit/debit card.
Please note, Glasgow City Council now operate a cashless system, therefore, ALL payments should now be in the form ofacredit/debit card. We are unable to accept cheque payments.
We are currently not offering anyface to face appointments at this time for the lodging of any marriage notices.
However, if you are having a religious or belief system marriage and have been asked by the Registrar to attend the office for collection, then please be on time. If you are late, we may need to re-schedule your appointment.
We are operating under strict physical distancing and Health & Safety measures, thus, can only have a limited number of people in the building at any given time.
If you are having a religious or belief ceremony and have been asked to attend the office to collect the marriage schedule and are unable to keep the appointed time then please email email@example.com as soon as possible.
We have a very limited number of appointments and welcome your assistance in keeping to our schedule/time allocated.
If you have already lodged notice or paid a booking fee and your arrangements have changed then please email firstname.lastname@example.org with the heading Cancelled/Postponed Ceremony with the name of the couple who were to be married.
For all other marriage enquiries not listed above please email email@example.com