Re-registering a birth

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
Telephone to book an appointment at either office or email us with your enquiry.

01823 282 251

Main office

Town Hall, Walliscote Grove Road, Weston-super-Mare, BS23 1UJ
Open 9am-12.30pm and 2-4pm, Monday to Friday

Part-time office opening hours

Castlewood, Tickenham Road, Clevedon, BS21 6FW
Open 9am-2pm Monday to Thursday and 9am-12.30pm on Fridays