Applying for an Approved Premise Licence

If you'd like to licence your venue to hold marriages and civil partnerships you need to apply for an Approved Premises Licence. Derbyshire Registration Service are responsible for licensing all premises within the administrative area of Derbyshire but not Derby City.

Approval is subject to compliance with certain criteria and legislative requirements (under the Marriages and Civil Partnerships (Approved Premises) Regulations 2005 and S26(1) (bb) of The Marriage Act 1949 and for civil partnerships under S6(3A) (a) of the of the Civil Partnership Act 2004) which must be met and maintained throughout the licence period, further details are attached to this page.

The owner, proprietor or trustee of the premises may apply for a licence in writing by completing the attached application form and submitting the required documentation and fee. An Approved Premises Licence is valid for three years and is renewable in the final year of approval.

If you're interested in becoming an Approved Premises Licence holder, we can arrange for a preliminary visit to your premises to offer advice. To arrange a visit or to request further information please contact either Sandy McManus, tel: 07976 474976 or Suzanne Tunnicliffe, tel: 01246 234754.

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