Register a birth

By law, your baby's birth must be registered within 42 days.

You can book an appointment at any registration office in Lincolnshire.

Find out who can register a birth and what you must bring on

Book an appointment

If your baby was not born in Lincolnshire, you can still book an appointment with us. We will send the details to the correct office.


If your baby was born in Lincolnshire, you can buy birth certificates at your appointment.

They cost £11 each.

If you want a certificate later, you can order one online or by post.

Late registrations

You can still register a birth with us within 12 months. After that, a late registration must be authorised by the General Register Office.


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