The Civil Partnership Act 2004 came into operation on 5 December 2005 and enables a same-sex couple to register as civil partners of each other.

A civil partnership can take place at a register office or at a building approved for civil partnership.

Register a Civil Partnership

Please see Civil Partnerships (General Register Office website) for detailed information about registering a civil partnership.

Giving notice

It is a legal requirement to give notice of a civil partnership. Once given, the notice is publicised by the Register Office for fifteen clear days and is valid for up to 12 months. Appointments are available at Merton Register Office from Monday to Friday between 9.30am - 4.00pm.

Fees for giving Notice

Standard hours fee per notice: £35.00 or £47.00

Out of hours supplement fee per notice: £10.00

(Standard hours: Monday to Friday 09:00-15:30)

Civil partnership ceremonies

Bookings for civil partnership ceremonies at Merton Register Office can be made up to one year in advance. To secure the date and time you require you can either book in person or telephone the Merton Register Office.

A marquee with catering is available in the grounds of Morden Park House. This is exclusively available through Ground Control Marquees (Ground Control website) following the final ceremony of the day.

See also

Opening hours

Monday to Friday 9.00am - 4.30pm, except for the third Thursday of every month when the office closes at 12.30pm.

The office will be closing at 2.00pm on Thursday 1st March 2018

Saturday and Sunday some services are available by appointment only.

Contact us

Merton Register Office
Morden Park House
Morden Park
London Road

Longitude: 51.393262°
Latitude:     -0.206915°

Map of Merton Register Office

Telephone: 020 8274 5777
Fax: 020 8648 0433