Birth - registering

We have Moved!

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 certificate?

You can apply and pay for a copy of a birth, marriage or death certificate online, anytime at our customer service portal Derby Direct To You.

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.

When should I register the birth of my child/children?

A birth must be registerede within 42 days of your child or children being born.

Where should I register the birth?

The birth has to be registered in the office of the district where it took place. Contact us to arrange a visit to the Council House. Royal Derby Hospital also offer appointments to register births Monday - Friday, you can contact them on 01332 788328 to book an appointment.

If it is difficult to visit an office in Derby, you may go to any Register Office in England and Wales to provide information for the birth registration by declaration. The information you provide will be posted on to us and once we have registered the birth a free short birth certificate will be sent to you by post.

Who can register the birth?

Either the mother or father of the baby can register alone if they are married.

If the parents are not married to each other, both parents must usually attend to register at the same time. If the mother prefers that no details of the father are given, she can attend alone.

What information will the registrar ask for?

We will ask you for the full names and surname that you wish your child or children to be named.

You will be asked to supply us with full names of the parent or parents, dates and places of birth, date of marriage, if applicable and occupations.

This registration process normally takes around 20 to 30 minutes.

What documents will I be issued with?

After the birth has been registered the Registrar will issue a short copy birth certificate which is free of charge.  This basic certificate shows the baby's forenames and surname, sex, date of birth and district of birth only.

A certificate is also available from the Registrar that records the parent's details and is a complete copy of the register entry. A fee of £4.00 is required for each certificate issued at this time. You will need to pay by debit or credit card as we only accept cash in cetrain circumstances.

Opening times

Day Times
Monday 9.00am to 5.00pm
Tuesday 9.00am to 5.00pm
Wednesday 9.00am to 5.00pm
Thursday 9.00am to 5.00pm
Friday 9.00am to 5.00pm
Saturday By appointment only
Sunday Closed

Useful forms

Contact details

Email:
Post address:
Customer Service Centre
The Council House
Corporation Street
Derby
DE1 2FS
Phone: 01332 641680
Minicom: 01332 640666
The Council House
Corporation Street
Derby
DE1 2FS