DCC Consultation – Proposed Changes to Registration Services

DCC are consulting on proposals to change Registration of Births, Deaths, Marriages and Civil Partnerships due to anticipated future budget pressures.
A panel of councillors are considering the following:
• A reduction in the number of office locations at which births, deaths, marriages and civil partnerships can be registered.
• A reduction in the number of Dorset County Council managed marriage and civil partnership ceremony venues.
• To introduce a two stage marriage preparation process.
• To charge marriage fees based on full cost recovery.
• To withdraw the ‘Tell Us Once’ Service for Births.
• To introduce a new income earning service ‘Nationality Checking Service’.
Your views are important. Please take the time to complete the survey online at www.dorsetforyou.com/registration-consultation or pick up and drop off a survey form from any Dorset County Council Registration Office or Library.
The consultation is open from 16 June to 11 August 2016.