Information about registering or re-registering a birth and obtaining copies of birth certificates in Dorset.
Registering a birth
You can make an appointment to register a birth by contacting Dorset Registration Service.
Tell us once - if you have just had a baby
If you've just had a baby we can help you tell the people who need to know.
Birth - copy certificates and historical searches
Information about historical birth registrations including what to do if you want to search the birth indexes for Dorset or obtain a copy of a birth certificate.
Corrections and re-registrations
How to correct an error made in a birth, death, marriage or civil partnership record or re-register a birth.