Following Government guidance clarifying that registration services are now permitted to open in England, Northamptonshire County Council's registration service is open to take birth registrations, urgent notices of marriage and corrections.
Initially, face to face appointments will take place by invitation only and customers with outstanding exceptional birth registrations or those who had their birth registration appointment cancelled when lockdown was first implemented will be contacted first.
Customers will be asked to complete and return a birth registration questionnaire in advance to minimise their time in the office, and will then be contacted to arrange an appointment. The number of people attending the office will be kept to the legal minimum required to complete a legal registration and all payments for certificates will be taken in advance.
Following Public Health guidance, screens have been installed in each office and wipes, hand gel and pens have been distributed across the service. We are still awaiting Government confirmation as to when ceremonies can be recommenced.
How to book an appointment
Please complete the birth registration questionnaire below. We will then verify that all the information required is present and send you a link to book your appointment online as soon as possible.
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 will not be mandatory for your appointment, but if you wish to wear one you are welcome to do so.