Register a birth - step by step

How to register a birth in Cumbria, how to book a registration appointment, information you need to provide and what happens at your appointment.

Births should be registered in the district in which the birth happened. Registering a birth is free of charge.

By law you must register a baby's birth within 42 days.

  1. Who can register a birth in Cumbria. 

  2. How to book an appointment to register a birth.

  3. Information you need when attending your appointment to register a birth.

  4. What happens during your appointment to register a birth.

  5. How to make a change to a birth registration.