Register a birth
Congratulations on your new arrival!
Where to register the birth
Your baby's birth must be registered in the district where they were born.
If your baby was born in Rutland:
You need to book an appointment at the Rutland Register Office to register the birth - please leave your name and phone number and we'll get back to you as soon as possible:
Call: 01572 758 380
Once you've registered the birth of your baby, you can buy a full birth certificate for £11, which will show all details held in the register for your child and parents.
If your baby was born outside of Rutland:
If you live in Rutland but your baby was born in a different county, you can register the birth by declaration at Rutland Register Office. The registrar will complete the declaration form and send it to the district your child was born in. Your baby will then be registered in that district.
You'll then be able to order the birth certificate by calling the district your child was born in.
Who can register the birth
If you and your partner were married at the time of conception or when the baby was born, only one parent needs to attend the appointment.
If you aren't married to each other, you must both attend the appointment if you'd like father's details to be included.
If one of you can't attend the appointment, you can complete a statutory declaration of parentage form which the other takes to the appointment to register the birth. The form must be witnessed by a solicitor or someone who's legally able to witness an oath. For advice on this, call us on: 01572 758 380
What you need to bring to the appointment
To help make sure the information recorded is accurate, it would helpful if you could bring:
- your baby's red book, if you have it
- proof of your address
- passport, driving licence or birth certificate which shows the correct spelling of your name(s) - spelling errors can be hard to put right later
- a black pen
Don't worry if you don't have these documents - the registrar can still register the birth without them.