The Registration service has moved from Royal Oak House to the Council House. Wedding, naming and vow renewal ceremonies will continue to be held at Royal Oak house but all other services will now be at the Council House
Need a copy urgently? If you order before 12:30 Monday – Friday, you can collect the certificate from the Council House after 3pm on the same day.
Birth entries record the facts at the time of the birth from which birth certificates are issued.
It may be possible to change the details or add to the information originally recorded if:
If errors are discovered on the birth certificate, you may be able to change or add details. You should contact the register office where the birth was registered to do this.
To make an application to correct a birth certificate, the person who registered the child should ideally do this with the original register office. He or she will need to produce documentary evidence to prove an error was made at the time of registration.
You can change a child's forename(s) within 12 months of the birth registration in one of two ways:
If your child has been baptised, only the baptismal names can be added to the register - the minister with custody of the baptismal register needs to confirm this with the Certificate of name not given in baptism form.
In certain circumstances, a birth entry may be re-registered. Re-registration is the completion of a new record of birth that supersedes an original registration:
In these circumstances, you are able to change the child's surname to the mother's or the father's - or a combination of the two - as long as both parents agree to the change. If the child is 16 years of age or over, his or her written consent must be obtained before the surname can be changed.
No, the re-registration is free but there is the usual charge for the issue of any new certificates.
If you would like to buy new certificates you can order and pay for them at our customer services portal Derby Direct to You or visit the Council House. You will need to pay by debit or credit card as we only accept cash in certain circumstances.
If it is not possible to make a change to a birth certificate it may be possible to change a name or surname of a child by a change of name deed. Derby Register Office also offers a change of name service at a competitive price. Please contact us for further details.