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Civil wedding ceremonies in the town hall

From January 1th 2018, civil wedding ceremonies were transferred from the district court to the municipality.

Information in other languages

Bilde fra vigslingsrommet i Olav Kyrres gate 23

Ceremony times

Stavanger municipality will conduct weddings on Fridays from 11.00 to 14.30, and some Saturdays.

There are no wedding ceremonies on so-called red days, and also not on odd working days (Fridays where the day before was a holiday). For example, we don't offer weddings the day after Ascension Day.

The ceremonies are currently taking place in Stavanger Municipality's administration building at Olav Kyrres gate 23.


For booking a civil ceremony, please send an inquiry to Stavanger municipality: vielse@stavanger.kommune.no or call 51 50 75 51 / 51 50 71 37.

Submission of documents

Before the ceremony, the bridal couple must make sure that self-declarations, maid of statements and certificates are sent to the National Registry to verify that the conditions for marriage have been met.

The National Registry will then issue a marriage license valid for four months. This must be sent to Stavanger municipality / Politisk sekretariat, PO Box 8001, 4068 Stavanger, or delivered to Olav Kyrres gate 23 no later than two weeks before the wedding ceremony.

All questions related to marriage license must be addressed to the population registry at your regional tax office. Final marriage certificate will be submitted by the population registry and sent to you by mail.

Overview of forms


The wedding ceremony can take place in Norwegian or English. For other languages, the bridal couple must provide an interpreter.