Dorset Registration Service

If your baby was born in Dorset (excluding Bournemouth and Poole) please contact Dorset Registration Service to make an appointment in one of our 11 registration offices to register the birth and obtain a birth certificate. The Registration has 11 offices throughout Dorset - see DorsetforYou for opening times


Venue address
Dorset History Centre
Bridport Road


Opening times
Mon: 09:00-17:00
Tue: 09:00-17:00
Wed: 09:00-17:00
Thu: 09:00-17:00
Fri: 09:00-17:00
Sat: 09:00-16:45

Service Details

Cost variations
Birth registration is free but £4 for each birth certificate.
Additional Information
A baby can only be registered in the registration district where the birth took place. If your baby was born in Dorset (excluding Bournemouth and Poole) you can go to any registration office in Dorset to register your baby’s birth and obtain a birth certificate. However, if you live in Dorset and your baby was born elsewhere you will not be able to register the birth at one of our registration office in Dorset but you can attend one of our offices, or in fact any registration office in England and Wales, to make a declaration to the registrar regarding the birth. The registrar will then advise the appropriate registration district to register the birth and your baby’s birth certificate will then be sent to you by post.

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Address: Dorset History Centre  Bridport Road  Dorchester  Dorset

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