Registering a Birth

A birth must be registered in the district in which the birth occurs. If a birth occurred in another district, a declaration can be attested at any register office and forwarded on.

This is a service provided by Derbyshire County Council, however the Registrar has an office in the Town Hall at Ripley and operates on an appointments system. Please telephone to arrange an appointment before visiting the office.

To make an appointment to register a birth please contact the relevant register office. The registration will take about 15 to 20 minutes, and must be completed within 42 days of the birth.

Civil Naming Ceremony

A naming ceremony is a very special way of celebrating the birth of your child and welcoming the new arrival into the family.

It is an opportunity to declare, before family and friends, your promise to be a good parent.  Adult friends and relatives may pledge their special relationship with your child. 

It is a unique occasion for everyone to feel involved and to offer their support in your child's future development.

Replacement Birth Certificates

A copy of a certificate is £10, however a same day service is available for £21.  We advise that you speak directly with a member of the Registrars Office on 01773 841380 first to confirm if the birth took place in Amber Valley and to book an appointment.

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