Following Government guidance clarifying that registration services are now permitted to open in England, Northamptonshire County Council's registration offices are now open to undertake birth registrations, notices of marriage and corrections face-to-face as per current legislation. We’ve installed screens, anti-bac wipes, sanitising hand gel and separate pens across the service to adhere to current guidelines.
Please be aware that the service is dealing with a very large backlog of outstanding appointments and enquiries due to the pandemic. We respectfully ask all our customers to be patient and do not submit multiple enquiries as this will only result in additional delays.
From week commencing 21 September 2020 customers must complete and submit a pre-registration questionnaire as part of the online booking process. This will minimise the face-to-face time in the office and help to safeguard all parties. The number of people attending the office will be restricted to the legal minimum required to complete a legal registration. All payments for certificates must be paid in advance.
Request a birth registration appointment
The appointment - what you need to know
Please arrive at the office promptly for your appointment.
As part of our efforts to keep the number of people in office down to the legal minimum required for the registration, please do not bring your child with you.
- If you are married to the child’s mother or father only one person needs to be present to complete the registration
- If you are not married and wish for the father's details to be on the birth certificate you may attend together provided you both live in the same household
- If you are not married, wish for the father’s details to be on the birth certificate and live in separate households please contact
email@example.com, as it may be possible to accommodate the appointment in one of the larger offices in the county
Please be prepared to use hand sanitiser on arrival. Face coverings are mandatory for your appointment.