This section includes information about registering births, naming ceremonies, legal rights and adoption. Please use the links below and in the left hand menu to find out more information.

When a baby is born, their birth must be registered within 42 days with the local registrar.

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All the information you'll need about how to register a birth.

Information about how and why you may need to re-register a birth.

Information on our celebratory ceremonies including venues and fees.

A list of our current fees for services offered by the Registration Service

Please see Cornwall Registration Service pages for further information and other services offered.

Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act

If you have enquiries regarding registering your baby following treatment under the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act, please telephone 0300 1234 181 and ask to speak to the Registration Office where you would like to make your appointment to register. 

Enquiries relating to registering a child conceived after fertility treatment or re-registering a birth record following surrogacy arrangement. Please call 0300 1234 181 between the hours of 9am - 4.30pm Monday to Friday and ask for Cornwall Registration Truro Office or email: