Registering a birth


Where to register a birth

Babies born in East Sussex (excluding Brighton & Hove)

  • We require all visitors to our Register Offices to continue to wear a face covering in public areas and ceremony rooms (unless exempt)
  • You will need to bring a blue or black biro and or ball point pen to sign with
  • Order birth certificates online after the page is signed

Babies born elsewhere

The birth should be registered by the registrar for the district where the birth took place. Search for a Register Office (gov.uk)

We have special arrangements with Brighton & Hove City Council and also with West Sussex County Council for East Sussex residents who gave birth in their administrative areas.

Babies born in Brighton & Hove

Residents of Brighton & Hove who gave birth in Brighton and Hove City Council’s administrative area cannot register at East Sussex register offices.

Babies born in West Sussex

Residents of West Sussex who gave birth in West Sussex County Council’s administrative area cannot register at East Sussex register offices.

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