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Births in England and Wales must be registered within 42 days of the birth. This can often be done at the hospital or at the local register office. If the parents are married to each other, either parent can register the birth.


A birth must be registered in the district in which the birth occurs, however if a birth occurred in another district, a declaration can be attested at any register office and forwarded to the appropriate register office.

To make an appointment to register a birth please contact the relevant register office:

South Derbyshire Register Office

Civic Offices
Civic Way
DE11 0AH

Tel: 01629 533990

Open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 9am to 1pm and Wednesday from 12.30pm to 4.30pm.

This service is strictly by appointment only.

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