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​Forming a Civil Partnership

You may form a civil partnership at any register office in England and Wales or a venue approved for civil partnership.

The Redcar and Cleveland area is an ideal setting for ceremonies bordered by the beautiful scenery of the North Yorkshire National Park, the Cleveland Hills and part of the exciting and vibrant North East coastline. Along with the register office we have several approved venues in stunning locations to choose from.

An up to date list of local venues is available on our website or you can obtain a full hardcopy list of venues in England and Wales from the General Register Office.

Civil Partnerships can now be formed in religious premises that have been approved by the Local Authority. You should contact the Register Office to establish if any churches in Redcar and Cleveland are approved.

Civil Partnerships for Opposite Sex Couples

The Civil Partnerships (Opposite-sex Couples) Regulations 2019, which extend eligibility for forming Civil Partnership to opposite sex couples were approved in Parliament on 5 November, 2019. The regulations come into force on 2​ December, 2019.

This means that opposite sex (male and female) couples will be able to form a Civil Partnership from Tuesday, 31st December, 2019 onwards subject to giving notice of Civil Partnership on Monday, 2 December, 2019.

Notice of Civil Partnership cannot be given before Monday, 2 December, 2019 and if given after that date then it will mean the Civil Partnership can be formed after a minimum waiting period of 29 days.

This section on the website will be updated shortly to include more information on the process and options for forming a Civil Partnership.

Should you be an opposite sex couple who wishes to form a Civil Partnership please contact the Register Office on 01642 444440 for further advice.

This new legislation does not affect the arrangements currently in place for Same Sex Civil Partnerships.

For further information contact:
Superintendent Registrar
The Register Office,
Redcar & Cleveland Leisure and Community Heart, 
Ridley Street,
TS10 1TD

Tel: (01642) 444440


Redcar & Cleveland House,
Kirkleatham Street, Redcar,
Yorkshire TS10 1RT

you could call our Customer Services Team on 01642 774774 between 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday.

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