Register a birth

Register a birth with Central Bedfordshire Council

You must register the birth within 42 days of the child being born in the district where the birth occurs. You will need to book an appointment to go to one of our four Registration Offices to register the birth.

Registering a birth elsewhere in England and Wales

If the birth did not occur in Central Bedfordshire, but you live in this area, you can give the information to one of our registrars who will send the details to the registrar in the district where the birth occurred. Our registrar will not be able to issue you with a certificate, as this is the responsibility of the registrar to whom the information is being sent, but will be able to give you details of how to apply for a certificate once the birth is registered.