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Please make an appointment for the registry office and naturalizations by phone or email to standesamt(at) Office hours are Monday to Thursday from 9 am to 12 noon, Tuesday additionally from 4 pm to 6 pm and by appointment.

All opening hours mentioned do not apply on public holidays in Hesse.


The wedding day should be one of the most beautiful days of your life - you will also have this wish and therefore start planning early. Admittedly, the weeks leading up to the big day usually have little to do with romantic togetherness. Before you say yes to each other, you have to fill out applications, put together guest lists, write invitations, decide on clothes, wedding rings and the how and where of the wedding celebration.

We would like to help you overcome the small and large hurdles before the important event.

Our staff at the registry office will of course be happy to advise you on the bureaucratic procedure, which is usually less time-consuming than you might fear.

Civil wedding ceremony

Registration of the marriage

You can register your marriage at the registry office in Hofheim am Taunus if you or your partner are registered in Hofheim or Kriftel with your main or secondary residence. The registry office will check whether there is an obstacle to the marriage.
If you wish to get married in another registry office, your documents will be sent to the registry office of your choice after checking.

You can register for the marriage at the earliest six months before the planned wedding date. Please visit the registry office together with your partner. Make an appointment in advance by telephone. Longer waiting times can be avoided in this way. If one of the partners is unable to attend, they can authorize the other partner in writing to register the marriage alone.

What documents do you need to submit?

If you are both German nationals and single:
- Valid identity card or passport
- Current certificate of residence from the registration office of your main place of residence
(not applicable if you both live in Hofheim am Taunus and would like to get married here)
- A certified copy of your birth register with reference section.
This certificate will be issued by the registry office of your place of birth.
- birth certificate(s) of joint children and, if applicable, a declaration of custody

If you have already been married, were born abroad or have a foreign nationality, please seek advice from the registrar.

- Tuesday to Friday during opening hours and by appointment

- Saturdays on fixed dates in the wedding room

We would like to point out that the registration for the marriage or the marriage file must be submitted at least 14 days before the wedding date.

You can obtain further information from the registrars.


On the following Saturdays, weddings are performed in the wedding room of the town hall at 11 a.m.; 12 p.m.; 1 p.m. and 2 p.m.

Special dates for 2024

  • April 27, 2024
  • May 25, 2024
  • June 15, 2024
  • July 6, 2024
  • July 20, 2024
  • August 10, 2024
  • August 24 , 2024
  • September 7, 2024
  • September 28, 2024
  • October 12, 2024
  • December 14, 2024


Alternatively and by arrangement, we also offer marriage ceremonies on Thursdays and Fridays at 10, 11 and 12 a.m. (Public holidays and bridging days are excluded)

It will also be possible to be married by Mayor Christian Vogt in 2024. - The 24th of each month - with the exception of Sundays and public holidays - is reserved for weddings. In each case the mornings from 10 am.

These are the following dates:

  • Friday, May 24, 2024
  • Monday, June 24, 2024
  • Wednesday, July 24, 2024
  • Saturday, August 24, 2024
  • Tuesday, September 24, 2024
  • Saturday, November 23, 2024


If you would like to get married in Hofheim am Taunus, you should contact the registrars in Hofheim am Taunus in good time by phone or email to reserve a wedding date and for individual advice on the registration modalities.

A non-binding reservation for your desired date can also be made in your name at an earlier date. However, we expressly point out that the fixed wedding date and time will only be confirmed after a binding marriage registration has been made.

You can register your marriage at the registry office of your place of residence at the earliest six months before the planned wedding date.

If you live outside Hofheim am Taunus or Kriftel, please contact your local registry office.

Documents contain personal data that is subject to data protection. However, only persons to whom the entry relates and their spouses, ancestors and descendants in a direct line can obtain information from civil status registers or be issued with a civil status certificate. This is regulated by the Civil Status Act § 61-66.

Siblings who are at least 16 years of age receive birth and death certificates if they can prove a legitimate interest. Third parties only receive a certificate with a power of attorney and a copy of the identity card of the person granting the power of attorney (here: Person in the certificate in the case of certificates of all types or lineal relatives of the person in the certificate in the case of death certificates).

The registry office issues the following civil status certificates:

- birth certificate
- international birth certificate
- marriage certificate
- international marriage certificate
- death certificate
- international death certificate
- certified copies from the birth, marriage and death registers.
- certified copies can also be issued from all civil status registers

You can only request the issue of civil status documents if the entry relates to you, your spouse, civil partner, ancestors (parents and grandparents) and descendants (children and grandchildren).
Authorities can obtain documents or information within the scope of their jurisdiction.
Other persons, e.g. collateral relatives, lawyers, debt collection agencies, banks and insurance companies, must provide credible evidence of their legal interest. Proof of credibility is, for example, the power of attorney of an authorized person, a court appointment or a will.

Genealogical research does not constitute a legal interest.

You can apply to us for the issue of your documents in person or in writing, by post, fax (06192/202-332) or e-mail. Please note that requests for civil status certificates cannot be made by telephone! Thank you very much.

You as the applicant are responsible for the data sent via the Internet.

The same applies to information from and access to the collective files on the register entries.

For reasons of data protection, however, the registry office can only provide the requested information or documents in person or in writing.

The fees for issuing certificates and inspecting civil status books can be found in the fee table.

Payment options
Cash payment
EC card (with pin)
Bank transfer (only for written requests)

Processing time
Information and certificates from the civil status registers are usually issued immediately if you come in person. We respond to written requests for certificates as quickly as possible.

If the marriage is required immediately due to the life-threatening illness of one of the parties to the marriage, please contact the registry office immediately.

The registry office will facilitate an immediate marriage in cases of urgent danger of death. The procedure for checking the marriage requirements can then be shortened. In this case, it must be substantiated that there is no impediment to marriage.

The urgency of the marriage must be certified by a medical certificate.
In any case, the registrar must check the legal capacity and the ability to understand the significance of the marriage on the part of the parties to the marriage. Marriage is only possible as long as the sick person has legal capacity.

Declarations can be made at the registry office:

on the use of names in marriage

- declaration on the married name
- prefixing or appending a name and revocation of this declaration
- resumption of a previous name after dissolution of the marriage

on the use of a child's name

- determination of a child's birth name (e.g. if the parents do not have a married name or are not married)
- granting of a name by declaration

on the naming of displaced persons and ethnic German repatriates
- Discarding patronymics
- Adopting the German-language form of a first name or surname

Adaptation of first names and surnames after a change of status
(e.g. after naturalization)

- Determination of first names and surnames for proper names
- Discarding name components (e.g. middle name)
- Adoption of the German-language form of a first name or surname
- Adoption of the original form of a name if it has been modified according to gender or family relationship.

Certifications with a foreign connection

Civil status events of Germans that have taken place abroad can be entered in a German civil status register:

The following are certified on application:
- Birth
- Adoption abroad
- Marriage
- Death

The cities and municipalities are authorized to determine independently at which locations the registrar may conduct marriages.

The following basic guidelines should be observed as a guide:

  • the respective location must meet the requirements of § 14 Para. 2 PStG (see above);
  • the parties to the marriage must declare their intention to marry in person and in the presence of each other at a place designated for the marriage (Section 1311 BGB);
  • the criterion of "dignified form" must be based on the sense of decency and the general public's perception;
  • the registrar must be in a position to properly carry out her involvement in the marriage and its notarization without any risk to the conclusion of the marriage, including the necessary documentation; in particular, her competence must not be in question and the notarization must not be jeopardized;
  • the registrar is given unrestricted legal and factual authority over the location for the entire duration of the official act;
  • the registrar is responsible for assessing whether the above requirements are met;
  • an additional administrative fee of 300.00 euros will be charged for a marriage outside the registry office.

The place of marriage must preserve the character of the marriage as a state legal act (official act). This excludes, for example, a civil marriage in sacred premises. The situation is different, however, after they have been deconsecrated (profanation) or secularized under church law.

In the registry office district of Hofheim am Taunus, the following exemplary locations are suitable for a marriage ceremony in accordance with the administrative regulation:

  • Wedding rooms
  • Club houses of sports and cultural associations, if suitable
  • Gastronomy / hotels, here expressly limited to adjoining rooms or in the context of "closed parties"
  • Private / company premises, possibly with restrictions, as the main criterion here is that the venue must be covered in any case and must not be affected by various weather conditions (a tent of the appropriate size is a minimum requirement)
  • Community centers / community centers

The future spouses must inform the registry office in good time of their wish to have the marriage ceremony outside the registry office. The request is discussed with the registrar and an appointment is made for an inspection/location.
The registrar discusses the requirements for a dignified marriage ceremony and the possibility of a corresponding certification on site in the presence of the parties involved. The arrangement of the venue is the responsibility of the parties to the marriage.
If the registrar sees no obstacles regarding the venue, she will issue a certificate of the planned, binding marriage date as before.
Details of the procedure described should be discussed with the registry office at an early stage.

As the daily business of the registry office must be maintained and always has priority, we ask for your understanding if, for this reason, one or the other request for a "marriage appointment outside the registry office" cannot be met.

Marriage appointmentsat the registry office:

  • Tuesday to Friday during opening hours and by appointment
  • Saturday on fixed dates in the wedding room

Civil status team

Chinonplatz 2
65719 Hofheim am Taunus


Translated with Deepl 09. April 2024