Re-registering a birth

Unfortunately we’re unable to take bookings for birth registrations at the moment. We hope to resume business as normal as soon as the government gives us new guidance.

Contact us to make an appointment.

You can re-register a birth when the natural father’s details were not included at registration or when natural parents have married after a birth was first registered.

Not re-registering a birth could have implications on your child in later life in matters of legitimacy and inheritance.

If the person whose birth is being re-registered is aged 16 or over and their name is being changed at re-registration, their written consent is needed.

To re-register a birth complete and return the relevant form:

Most re-registrations can be authorised locally, but occasionally the registrar general must be consulted. We will let you know if this applies to your re-registration.

 

registration service
At the moment, we are only taking appointments to register a death.

Birth, notice of marriage and civil partnership appointments are currently unavailable.

If you need to register a death please call or email us.

01823 282 251

somersetregistrations@somerset.gov.uk