Birth registration

Government secure services – 21 June to 24 June

Due to essential maintenance work, we will be unable to process Blue Badge parking applications and 'Tell us once' reports of changes in personal circumstances between 6pm, Friday 21 June and 8am, Monday 24 June. We apologise for any inconvenience.

My Account services – 21 June to 24 June

Due to essential maintenance work, our online council tax, benefits, bulky waste, Register Office booking and certificate ordering services will be unavailable between 6pm, Friday 21 June and 8am, Monday 24 June. We apologise for any inconvenience.

Fees and charges

Fees and charges are as follows.

Birth certificates

You can order a certificate online.

Item Collection or delivery Cost
Standard certificate In person at the Register Office at the time of registration £11
Standard or short certificate 24-hour next day service – includes first class post, if needed £35
15-day standard service – includes second class post, if needed £11
Additional postage and packaging First class recorded delivery £3.50
Special delivery, guaranteed next working day £8.50

Naming ceremonies

The following fees apply:

  • a £100 non-refundable deposit is required when booking a ceremony at any approved premise
  • a £46 non-refundable deposit is required when booking a ceremony at the register office
  • a £35 admin fee is payable if the date or time of any ceremony is changed for any reason
Location Day Cost
Register office, capacity strictly 12 guests Monday to Friday £290
Saturday £340
Approved premises Monday to Friday £310
Saturday £360
Sunday £410

Changes to initial registration

The following fees apply:

  • £40 – change of forename added within 12 months of birth registration
  • £75 – consideration by the Registrar or Superintendent Registrar of a correction
  • £90 – consideration by the Registrar General of a correction

Fees are payable to the Registrar or Superintendent Registrar.