All births in England, Wales and Northern Ireland must be registered within 42 days of the child being born.
Where to register the birth
If the baby was born in Devon (excluding Plymouth and Torbay) you can register it at any of our 10 registration offices.
If the baby was born outside Devon you can declare it at one of our registration offices but we will have to send the documents to the district in which the birth took place.
In these circumstances, you will have to wait a few days before you can receive a birth certificate.
Book an appointment
Who can register a birth
Everything you need to know about who can register a birth, the information you will need and what to take to your appointment can be found at GOV.UK: Register a birth.
Re-register a birth
You can apply to re-register a birth if your situation changes after the original registration. For example, if the natural parents get married or if unmarried parents choose to add the natural father’s name to the registration.
To apply for the re-registration of a birth contact your local registration office.
Frequently asked questions:Births
What do I need to take when I register a birth?
See GOV.UK: Register a birth for full details of what you need to take to your appointment.
How do I correct a birth certificate?
See birth certificates for information about how to correct a registration.
How much does a birth certificate cost?
Full birth certificates available at the time of registration cost £11.00. Copies of birth certificates also cost £11.00.
How do I register a stillbirth?
Please see Register a stillbirth.
The are 10 registration offices across Devon.
How to get a copy of a birth certificate.
Find out how to correct the details on a birth certificate.